Speaking about potential transfers, Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard was brought up with the Frenchman’s future at Parkhead being speculated about with Premier League clubs reportedly interested.
According to The Telegraph’s report, one of the clubs which are believed to be in the running for the 23-year-old is Leicester with the striker only having one year remaining on his deal with the Scottish side.
Would Edouard be a good signing?
Edouard has shown some fine form in front of goal for the Bhoys this season as he tops the Scottish Premiership goals tally with 16 in his 26 appearances.
Discussing potential landing spots for the £13.5m-rated man this summer, Jones had the following to say on a potential reunion with former boss, Brendan Rodgers:
“I think that Leicester are the frontrunners, I think they’re the most interested team in Edouard.
“In terms of what he offers on a football pitch, it would work really well at Leicester, and if you could get him at £15m it seems like a bargain. Leicester are looking to evolve beyond Jamie Vardy now. [Kelechi] Iheanacho’s definitely offered them a glimmer of hope there in terms of having an option. But I think they’re going to have to find a new way of playing.
“And I think that Edouard is somebody, as you say, Brendan Rodgers knows. And that’s very helpful, I think for Edouard, at this stage he’ll want a manager that already understands him and knows what he’s capable of. And, you know, whatever hearsay there is out there about why people might not sign him, Brendan Rodgers has already seen enough to make up his own mind, hasn’t he?
“So I think that’s probably what’s most crucial here when it comes to the transfer, and that’s why I think that Leicester seems to be the top landing spot for him.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
Jones clearly believes the Foxes could be a potential destination for the Frenchman in the summer, however, that brings up the question of where does he fit in within the current squad?
Jamie Vardy had a stunning start to the season, but since his injury issues has struggled to find the back of the net with only one goal in his last 14 league appearances.
However, Kelechi Iheanacho has stepped up in his place with seven goals in his last five league games for the Foxes. So where would this leave Vardy if Edouard was to join the Foxes?