Kevin Graham has been discussing Odsonne Edouard on a recent episode of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast.
The 22-year-old forward has started the 2020/21 season in excellent form, scoring four goals and providing one assist in Celtic’s first four Scottish Premiership fixtures (as per Transfermarkt).
Graham, when talking about the impact of a potential departure for the attacker from Parkhead, spoke of the psychological impact any move would have on the supporters. Here is what he had to say:
“There is a psychological blow as well [in] losing Edouard that we might not recover from as a fanbase. It could cause a lot of bad feeling between the fanbase and the club, especially the money men in the club.”
Do you think Celtic will hold on to Odsonne Edouard during this transfer window?
It’s clear from the pundit’s comments that in his view if Edouard was to be sold, it would seriously harm the relationship between the club’s faithful and those who call the shots at Celtic Park.
According to Transfermarkt, the player is currently valued at £13.5m but according to Ian McGarry on a recent episode of The Transfer Window podcast (via Football.London), Arsenal have had an initial offer of £15m rejected for the striker and so it seems the Scottish champions would be looking for more in the event they decide to sell.
Given his aforementioned goal record, in our view, Edouard was always going to attract interest from the Premier League but those who follow the club will no doubt be hoping he will stay and help the club to their tenth successive league title.