TalkSport insider Alex Crook has provided an update on Leicester City’s pursuit of Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.
The Frenchman, valued at £13.5m on Transfermarkt, has had another fruitful year for Celtic, scoring 22 goals across all competitions, with Mohamed Elyounoussi the only other player to reach double figures in what has been a rather disappointing season for the club.
And those numbers clearly haven’t gone unnoticed, with many clubs reported to have shown an interest in his services, one of them being Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers, who of course managed Edouard for a while in Glasgow.
Reports in recent weeks had even suggested that Leicester see themselves as the frontrunners for his signature.
“They’re also going to sign Odsonne Edouard from Celtic before the season starts again, so they’re determined that they’re going to keep on giving the big boys bloody noses.”
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Would Edouard be a good signing for Leicester?
The signing of Edouard would really be an impressive one, as journalist Darren Lewis put it in response to Crook’s comments: “Edouard’s a fantastic signing as well. He scores goals, he gives them depth up front, obviously Vardy will still be around, but now you’ve got three strikers who could give them options as they compete for different competitions next season.”
Leicester have taken some great strides under Rodgers, but to take that next step they arguably need to have more options in order to help them fire on multiple fronts.
The emergence of Kelechi Iheanacho has taken some of the load off Jamie Vardy at the age of 34, but if 23-year-old Edouard can repeat the form that he has had at Celtic, then there’s no reason why the three of them can’t help Leicester take that next step if the deal goes through.