LeicestershireLive recently published an article discussing some of the latest Foxes transfer rumours and the possibility of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard moving to the King Power Stadium was discussed in this report.
This article, written by Jordan Blackwell and Steve Wollaston, touched on the possibility of Leicester signing a striker this summer, as it stated that ‘a new striker would certainly be welcome’ at the King Power Stadium for the 2020/21 campaign.
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy enjoyed a very positive 2019/20 campaign, as he scored 23 of Leicester’s 67 Premier League goals last term, ending the season as the top goalscorer in England’s top-flight.
However, no other Foxes player got into double-figures in terms of Premier League goals last season and with that in mind, it may be fair to say that the East Midlands club relied heavily on Vardy for goals and it may be understandable why the club might ‘welcome’ a new striker, as this LeicestershireLive report states.
The Foxes have been linked with a move for Celtic’s Edouard this summer and the possibility of the 22-year-old Frenchman joining Leicester City for the 2020/21 campaign is discussed in this article, which states: “Edouard certainly ticks a lot of boxes.
“He’s 22, he scores and assists for fun, and does so in European games as well as Scottish Premiership fixtures, so it’s not simply a case that he’s playing in a weaker league. He already has a relationship with Brendan Rodgers too.
“City would likely have to break their transfer record – which stands at £32m for Youri Tielemans – to sign him, while as things stand, Celtic can offer Champions League football that won’t be available at the King Power Stadium.
“City would not be the only club interested, but if they can find the money, he would be an excellent buy.”
Do Leicester City have a realistic chance of signing Odsonne Edouard in this transfer window?
Edouard has been prolific in front of goal since current Leicester manager and former Celtic boss Rodgers signed him for the Hoops on a permanent deal back in the summer of 2018.
Considering how impressive he has been in front of goal in recent seasons, it may be understandable why this report states that Edouard ‘would be an excellent buy’ for the Foxes.
However, with Celtic chasing an unprecedented 10th straight Scottish Premiership title this season, the Foxes may struggle to prise the prolific Edouard from their grasp in the current transfer window.