Ex-Celtic forward Frank McAvennie, Scottish football journalist Tam Cowan, and podcast host Kenny Macintyre discussed all the latest Scottish football news during a recent edition of the BBC’s Sportsound Scottish Football podcast and McAvennie spent some time talking about the possibility of Odsonne Edouard leaving Celtic during the show.
Edouard has been a Celtic player since the summer of 2018 when he joined the Hoops from Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of £9.27m. It may be fair to say that the Frenchman has played a significant role in Celtic’s attack during his time at Parkhead, as he has scored 60 goals and provided 31 assists in 126 appearances in all competitions thus far for the Glasgow-based club.
Macintyre asked Scottish Sun columnist McAvennie if he has “any doubts at all” that Edouard will be a Celtic player for the entirety of the 2020/21 season during this recent edition of the BBC’s Sportsound Scottish Football podcast and McAvennie shared some doubt over the Frenchman’s future in response to that question.
He said: “Everybody in Scottish football is for sale. Everybody in England’s for sale. Everybody’s got a price, so Celtic will have a valuation of Edouard and if somebody betters that, then he’ll certainly be off, that’s for sure.
“He’s done wonders. The boy’s done brilliantly. If he was to go, I wouldn’t like it but he’d go with my blessing because he’s done magnificent and I think he’s got the potential to be better than [Moussa] Dembele.”
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Considering how important Edouard has been for Celtic’s attack over the past couple of seasons, Hoops fans may be concerned by McAvennie’s view that the club would be open to selling him for the right price and with the club set to compete for an unprecedented 10th straight Scottish Premiership title this coming season, it may be fair to say that Hoops fans will hope that the club doesn’t consider selling the 22-year-old prior to the end of the 2020/21 season.