BBC pundit believes Odsonne Edouard could be sold for a knockdown price
BBC pundit Michael Stewart believes Celtic could accept a package of around £20m for Odsonne Edouard this summer. The Frenchman has enjoyed a superb season with the Hoops and he bagged 27 goals and 19 assists across all competitions before the campaign was paused because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Scottish Premiership season has since been cancelled because of the outbreak and reports have emerged that the Hoops could be tempted to part ways with a couple of key players to deal with the financial crisis. Stewart had recently said that Edouard would walk into any team including Manchester United and he stood with the statement when speaking to the Scottish Sun.
He told: “I’ve previously said he’d walk straight into the Manchester United side and I stand by that. Who knows? One of those big clubs might still think it is worth putting in an offer for him. Maybe the up-front fee might not be as much as it would have been in other circumstances, but I think if there’s an offer towards the £20million mark Celtic would find it hard to say no. Until that happens, though, there is no reason for Edouard to look elsewhere.”
Edouard has proved the perfect fit for the Hoops after the departure of Moussa Dembele in 2018 and he has become a strong favourite among the club’s supporters. While he has expressed no interest in leaving the club, the prospect of heading to the Premier League could be hard to refuse when the transfer window reopens during the summer.
Arsenal and Everton have been linked with his services over the past few months and the former have earmarked him as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has yet to agree on a new contract beyond June 2021. The Gabon international has been fancied to head through the exit door amid interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.