Former Celtic man Frank McAvennie has shared his thoughts on Odsonne Edouard’s proposed move to Leicester City.
The Lowdown: Leicester closing in on Edouard
According to a report from TEAMtalk last weekend, the Foxes are confident of securing Edouard’s services this summer.
Sources close to the situation claimed that the 23-year-old is almost certainly heading to the King Power, where he will reunite with former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
Edouard has had his heart set on a Celtic Park exit in recent months, with a Hoops source admitting a possible deal for Eddie Howe will make no difference.
The Latest: McAvennie ‘gutted’
Talking about the recent development to Football Insider, McAvennie admitted he is ‘gutted’ the forward hasn’t shined for the Hoops this season.
“He’s different from what Leicester already have.
“But I thought whoever Leicester bought next would be Vardy’s replacement. That’s not Edouard.
“They are very different players. Eddie doesn’t want to run in behind. Maybe Brendan wants to change his style.
“Edouard’s downed tools this season, that’s not a good look. He’s got everything in his locker but sometimes he doesn’t want to do it.
“He’s been linked with everyone but he’s still at Celtic. Maybe Rodgers knows he can get him back to his best.
“There is definitely a talented player in there. I’m gutted he hasn’t done it this season.”
The Verdict: McAvennie unfair on Edouard?
We feel McAvennie’s comments regarding Edouard’s displays in the current campaign are unfair – Yes, he may not have been at his overall best, but he’s still netted on a regular basis.
The Frenchman has scored 22 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions and is the outright top scorer in the Scottish Premiership. His tally is only six goals short of his 2019/20 season in 10 fewer games.
Celtic as a whole have struggled in all competitions this season, but the stats show that Edouard has actually been a shining light for the Hoops, so he looks likely to be a big miss next year.
In other news: ‘Got to the stage now’ – John Kennedy seems to drop major Eddie Howe to Celtic hint, find out more here.
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