Celtic have reportedly made a big-money bid for Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza.
The Lowdown: Hoops on the hunt for an Edouard replacement
It looks set to be a busy summer in terms of incomings and outgoings at Celtic Park.
One man who looks destined to leave the club is striker Odsonne Edouard. The French forward is thought to be edging closer to a move to Leicester City, where he would link up with former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
Should a deal go through, you’d expect Celtic to make an attacking acquisition of their own to replace the 23-year-old, and it seems as if they’re already working on it.
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The Latest: Offer turned down
The outlet reports that a £6.5m bid has been rejected by the Super Lig side, with the Hoops still the frontrunners to land the 24-year-old who netted 22 league goals this season.
Negotiations look set to continue over a deal for Boupendza, who could end up becoming one of the club’s most expensive signings of all time.
The Verdict: McKay isn’t hanging around
It seems as if new Celtic CEO Dominic McKay isn’t hanging around when it comes to player recruitment, despite the Hoops not having a director of football or first-team manager in place.
You’d like to think that the club would run possible targets past a new boss, with reports suggesting Eddie Howe is the man who will be in the Parkhead dugout for the 2021/22 season.
Who knows, Howe may well be in the loop, and despite a rejected offer, it seems as if Celtic still haven’t given up hope on signing the Gabon international this summer.
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