Celtic have now been backed to lose Odsonne Edouard before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Edouard out?
As per Football Insider, Nice are lining up a move to sign Edouard, and the Parkhead club would be willing to listen to offers of less than £20m for their star striker.
Should Celtic sell Edouard?
However, as quoted by Glasgow Live, Ange Postecoglou has admitted that there is a ‘concern’ about cashing in on him, despite only having a year left on his current deal.
The Latest: Campbell on Edouard
Speaking to Football Insider, former Everton and Arsenal striker now pundit Kevin Campbell has backed the Hoops to lose Edouard before the window shuts, even going as far as to claim that it is ‘inevitable’:
“Here’s the thing, Edouard’s been touted everywhere.
“I think it will happen, it’s inevitable. If it doesn’t I think he can help his new strike partner a lot.
“He’s seen it, he’s done it. If you take him away, maybe they are a lot weaker.
“It will be interesting to see how that dynamic works, if he stays and if he goes.
“But I expect him to go before the window closes.”
The Verdict: Sell now
Given that he only has a year left on his contract, and that he has been linked with a move away, there seems to be no desire at all for Edouard to sign a new one, and so the Celts must look to cash in on him now or risk losing him for free next summer.
Of course, he is such a key player for them, scoring no fewer than 85 goals and making a further 39 assists in 176 games in total over all competitions across the last five consecutive seasons (Transfermarkt).
However, considering that he is only valued at £15.3m by Transfermarkt right now, getting close to £20m for him in the next ten days would be great business.
The Bhoys should be looking to sell the Frenchman now, so that they leave themselves enough time to replace him before the window closes.
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