While Celtic would love to hold on to goal-scoring machine Odsonne Edouard, if the price is right they may not be able to refuse the offer.
French striker Odsonne Edouard has picked right back up where he left off at the end of last season. A hat-trick in the first game of the Scottish Premiership for Celtic only served to highlight his keen eye for goal.
Edouard was brought to Scotland by former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. It now appears that the former Liverpool boss wants the striker at the King Power Stadium to play for his Foxes.
Reports have suggested that Leicester are willing to pay as much as €40M for the player.
Former Celtic striker Harald Brattbakk believes that kind of money leaves the Hoops with little to no option but to cash in.
Speaking to the Mail, he said:
“I think it would be really tough to say no to a bid of that amount. It’s so much money.”
“Financially, Celtic is still doing well. But any club would appreciate £40m right now.”
“Also, if you sell him for that kind of money, you could buy one or two new players for maybe £10m and you’d still be left with £30m.”
“This is always the discussion that you have. The club will always think about ten-in-a-row but also about how best to run it.”
“If Edouard plays well in the next four or five games and adds to his number of goals, the bids could even rise to £55m or £60m.”
“It’s a good situation for Celtic at the moment. The SPFL has started, the EPL hasn’t and there are plenty of games for him to show himself to other clubs.”
“If Leicester bid £40m, maybe another club will come in with more.”