Former Leicester City ace Keith Gillespie has claimed that previous successes enjoyed by ex-Scottish Premiership talents are proof that the Foxes would be justified in moving for Odsonne Edouard.
The likes of Arsenal and West Ham could reportedly rival the Foxes for Edouard’s signature, but Leicester hold a wildcard in Brendan Rodgers.
Edouard enjoyed the tutelage of the ex-Liverpool and Celtic boss during the Northern Irishman’s tenure at Parkhead, and Gillespie has backed his compatriot to approve of the quality of his former striker.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, Gillespie said of the rumoured Leicester target:
“I’m sure he is one Rodgers knows well and he’s a big fan of his. I did see reports that he is linked.
“It’s difficult to compare at times because the English Premier League is a lot stronger than the Scottish Premiership. But that player needs to be given the chance to show he can do it in the Premier League.
“You look at Tierney at Celtic, he’s been a fantastic signing and John McGinn coming from Scottish football, I think he’s a fantastic player.
“I’m sure Brendan Rodgers knows his pedigree, knows what he’s all about and if he feels he can come from Celtic and come into Leicester, he’s got a good eye for a player. He’s been mentioned and is on Leicester’s radar.”
With Leicester looking increasingly nailed-on to secure at least a Europa League and possibly a Champions League spot next season, the lure of both European football and the test of a new league – all under the management of a familiar face – could prove attractive to Edouard.
The prolific 23-year-old has scored 16 goals and added 5 assists to his tally in 26 league appearances this season in a testament to his reliability in front of goal.
With the potential to improve with plenty of years ahead of him, Leicester could do a lot worse than the ex-PSG man.