Football Insider pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped Odsonne Edouard to stay at Celtic past next week’s transfer deadline.
The Lowdown: Palace interest, Romano reveal
Fabrizio Romano was one of the first to share details of the 23-year-old’s move to the King Power collapsing, and the transfer expert recently responded to links of a switch to Crystal Palace.
Should Celtic sell Odsonne Edouard this summer?
Yes, time for him to go!
No, keep hold of him!
The Latest: Agbonlahor’s claim
Following the updates with Edouard, Football Insider asked Agbonlahor if he thinks the French forward will be a Hoops player on September 1 following the deadline.
Here’s what the 34-year-old had to say in reply, believing there’s ‘a great chance’ he’ll stay in Glasgow.
“I think he might.
“He’s got a great chance of staying now with it being so close to the end of the window. Clubs may have already done all of their business and might not look at him.
“I don’t think he will mind, he’ll think to himself ‘Have a good season at Celtic and maybe I can get a better move on a free transfer’.
“When you’ve got a year left you’re not worried either way. If it’s not this summer, it will be next summer.”
The Verdict: Sell
With Celtic now appearing to be the frontrunners to sign VVV-Venlo striker Georgios Giakoumakis, parting ways with Edouard should be on Dominic McKay’s agenda over the next seven days.
Edouard is into the final 12 months of his Celtic contract, so the current window could be the last chance the Hoops have to receive a decent fee for a player, as he could sign pre-contract terms elsewhere in the New Year.
Celtic shouldn’t let it get to that point, especially if they sign Giakoumakis, but they’ll need to find a buyer relatively quickly who are happy to meet the Hoops’ demands.
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