Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard besides watched by Leicester as Celtic cut asking charge
shameless and reported target Odsonne Edouard is being tracked by ahead of a attainable transfer submission this month. The Frenchman has been linked with a manage away from Parkhead for some time, but could finally consign the defending Scottish champions within the following few weeks amid their dismal run of group form.
Celtic were forced to settle for a plot lambaste Hibernian on Monday evening, with Kevin Nisbets overdue equaliser leaving the Glasgow giants 21 points adrift of stout rivals and leaders Rangers.
Arsenal were tipped to berth Edouard over the summer, but Celtics £40million asking fee prevented a pact from being completed.
Reports of the north London clubs advantage keep resurfaced in elapsed weeks after the 22-year-old became a client of The Stellar Group, the agency that helped to arrange Kieran Tierneys bear to the Gunners in 2019, earlier this season.
However, Arsenal commit guise stiff competition from Leicester in the cantor for his signature, according to the .
The Foxes are in the doorstep for a striker this month, with Islam Slimani jell to join Lyon text to the completion of a medical on Tuesday.
Both Leicester and Arsenal own been handed a ended tend in the seeking for Edouard, with Celtic diminution their asking remuneration by a staggering £15m as they look to tempo up his resettling from the club.
has claimed that the Hoops are now alert to accept a advance in the sash of £25m for the impudent this month, after conceding that they are unlikely to directive a club-record payment given their want of success this season.
Celtic handle Neil Lennon hinted in November that he was tentative about Edouards future, revealing that his leader was tainted by the speculation during pre-season.
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"Listen, he’s a human being and he’s peace kid at 22 and there has been a stockpile of good or speculation – whatever you enthusiasm to designate it – about him and there’s no interrogate that it artificial him and his performances," Lennon told The Scotsman.
“When he comes back [from youth international duty] we’ll sit down, retain a honest polemic with him and hopefully he’ll kick on and obtain back to his best.
“What we obtain with Odsonne is an outstanding, proficient actor and it’s up to us now to try and obtain the peak out of him again.
“There are gigantic games coming up, ones in which he can stimulate the team. We comprehend what he’s capable of and we understand why his foregone crystallize hasn’t been as good.”
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