Celtic interim manager John Kennedy has reacted to reports that Leicester City are set to win the race to sign Hoops striker Odsonne Edouard.
The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Parkhead after scoring 81 goals and providing 35 assists in 160 appearances (Transfermarkt), with Arsenal being one of those clubs keen to secure his services.
Despite this, the Daily Mail recently revealed that Brendan Rodgers’ side are closing in on a £15m move for Edouard, who was initially purchased from Paris Saint Germain back in 2018.
Edouard, who was recently described as “magnificent” by former boss Neil Lennon, was the subject of conversation from Kennedy ahead of his side’s trip to Dundee United on Sunday.
Cited by the Daily Record, he said: “That’s far too cheap for my liking.” Kennedy went on to say that the club will not be pressured into selling their best players due to financial power and that the same has occurred with star centre-back Kristoffer Ajer in the past 12 months.
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Kennedy is taking a firm stance in terms of protecting his best players – which is something that the supporters will appreciate.
However, because of their disastrous season during 2020/21, missing out on Champions League football could mean that Edouard may push for an exit – depending on where the Foxes finish in the Premier League this season.
The final standings of both leagues come May will paint a better picture of the situation.
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