Journalist John McGarry has recently talked about the future of Odsonne Edouard and his potential Celtic exit.
On the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast, the journalist spoke about numerous issues involving Celtic, and one player he was asked about was Edouard.
McGarry made it clear that Leicester City is Edouard’s favoured destination right now because of Brendan Rodgers, and that Celtic would get a fee of more than £20 million from his sale – while other English and German clubs are also interested in him.
Will Edouard re-join Rodgers at Leicester?
Edouard recently missed a penalty for the Bhoys in their Old Firm loss in the Scottish Cup. Last summer, he was linked with a move to Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, while Monaco have previously had an approach rejected for him.
McGarry discussed Edouard’s future, saying that there is no doubt about the Frenchman’s ability and Leicester are the keenest on him.
The journalist said: “Despite his performance at the weekend, there is no doubting the guy’s class and ability – that’s beyond dispute. There are enough clubs interested in him, that I think that Celtic will still get a reasonable fee, probably something north of £20m. Obviously they outlaid half of that to PSG when he signed, I think that there is a sell-on clause – it wouldn’t leave an enormous profit, but it would still allow them to consider it to be a good deal over the piece.
“From what I’m told, I think Leicester are still the keenest of the clubs, Roma are well in the mix as well. There are a number of German and English teams who are interested in him. But I think that Leicester, with the obvious connection to Rodgers, would be the favoured destination at the moment.”
TIF Thoughts on Edouard’s future…
There is clearly a lot of interest in Edouard, which is good news for Celtic considering that his current deal runs out next summer and more interest will help the Hoops get a higher fee from his sale.
His form in recent weeks has been pretty good in the Premiership, which could be another positive in the context of a sale in the summer.
Since Paris Saint-Germain have a sell-on clause in the contract, Celtic have to make sure that they get a good fee from his sale. So they’d have to use the above two factors to yield a good sum and perhaps make the most of the chance.