Brighton have offered Celtic €25m for striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reporter Rudy Galetti.
The Lowdown: Edouard’s Celtic stance
The 23-year-old has less than 12 months left on his Hoops contract and nearly joined Leicester City earlier this summer.
He featured in Ange Postecoglou’s first competitive game in charge of Celtic on Tuesday but was replaced after 78 minutes for Albian Ajeti.
The Latest: Brighton’s offer
According to Galetti, Graham Potter’s side are leading the way in the race to sign Edouard.
A bid of €25m (£21.4m) has been tabled and could be enough to close the deal, describing it as an ‘evolving situation’.
Would you sell Edouard for £21.4m?
Yes, no brainer!
No, definitely not!
The Verdict: Time to sell…
If Brighton’s £21.4m bid is accurate, then Celtic need to cash in. Edouard’s Transfermarkt valuation stands at £15.3m – the highest it has been in his career, so the Hoops would be receiving £6m more than that figure.
It’s also more than Celtic received for Moussa Dembele, with the Hoops parting ways when Lyon paid £19.8m for the forward back in 2018.
Of course, there’s the 50% sell-on clause on any profit owed to Paris Saint-Germain in the £9m deal which brought Edouard to Glasgow, but Celtic would still be left with £15.2m – a respectable fee when you take into consideration the overall situation.
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