Journalist Anthony Haggerty believes that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has set his heart on a move to the Premier League this summer.
The forward has been heavily linked with a departure from the Scottish giants in this transfer window.
Brighton & Hove Albion have been linked with a move previously this summer, as have their bitter rivals Crystal Palace.
Should Celtic sell Edouard?
The Eagles are now reported to lead the race to sign the Frenchman, in a deal that would cost around £18m.
Edouard has had a superb record during his time at Celtic and has scored 86 goals, while laying on 39 assists, in 177 appearances since his arrival back in 2018.
As his contract is set to expire in 2022, this summer may be the final opportunity Celtic have to receive a big fee for the former France U21 international.
And Haggerty expects him to make the move to the Premier League before next week’s transfer deadline.
He said: “Brighton, supposedly for 18 million, Palace supposedly for 18 million. Pick a number, any x amount of millions, first and foremost, the club need to want you, but I think he maybe has his heart set on the English Premier League.
“London seems to be that destination for him doesn’t it? Crystal Palace, Brighton, that sort of thing. It might well be somebody like that.”
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