The 23-year-old, valued at £13.5m on Transfermarkt, has been in impressive form this season, hitting 20 goals in all competitions, becoming one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing season for Celtic on the pitch in the process.
It’s no surprise, then, to see that there are a number of Premier League and European clubs that are reportedly interested in signing him this upcoming summer. And speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, McAvennie claims that it seems more than likely that someone will come and take him away during the upcoming window, drawing comparisons to Moussa Dembele, who made a big-money move back in 2018.
He said: “I think so [he will leave this summer]. I think the fans have resigned themselves that he’s going to go.
“He’s scored double figures, and he’s not even broke sweat this year. He’s a talent. I said last year that I think he could possibly become better than Dembele, and now clubs like Manchester United are looking at Dembele. I wouldn’t like Edouard to go back to France.”
Should Celtic demand around £25 million for Edouard?
Edouard’s future could all come down to what the new manager at Celtic Park wants to do with him.
On one hand, you have a forward who has a proven track record when it comes to goals in this division and someone you know you can build a team around. On the other, he is someone who is a very valuable asset that can be used to help fund two or three areas of the squad.
So if the club can attract a big-name manager that can convince Edouard to stay and prove that the club can go forward with him, it’s not impossible to think that he might still be a Bhoy heading into next season.