Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged Marcelo Bielsa and the club to win the race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side lost 2-0 away to West Ham on Monday night, but they still sit 11th in the Premier League, following a good season back in the top flight.
Leeds have often relied too much on the goals of Patrick Backford this season, with the striker’s tally of 13 goals in the league more than double of Jack Harrison’s total (six) in second place.
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It could be that Bielsa looks to bring in more firepower this summer and Edouard could leave Celtic, with Leicester City linked with a £15million move for the 23-year-old. The French starlet’s contract runs out in the summer of 2022.
Robinson wants to see Edouard at Elland Road
Someone who believes Leeds should look to swoop in and sign Edouard is Robinson, who served at Elland Road during the 1990s and 2000s.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the 41-year-old said his former side should “hijack” a deal, giving Bamford extra competition and making the Whites even stronger:
“£15m for Odsonne Edouard is a really great deal. If anyone can get him for £15m it would be amazing.
“I’d love to see Leeds hijack that deal. Edouard can play as a nine and he’s strong. He’s a player who can also play behind the striker.
“If you can get him for £15m… I’d like to see Leeds hijack that deal but I think a lot of other clubs will be in for him too.
“He won’t be on Premier League wages either at Celtic. It won’t take a lot to buy out his contract.”
Transfer tavern take
Edouard has been a fantastic player for Celtic, scoring 81 goals in 161 appearances, not to mention also chipping in with 35 assists.
While some players can struggle to make the step up from the Scottish Premiership to the Premier League, the Hoops stars has all the tools to be a success in England, whether it be his pace, instincts or ruthlessness in front of goal.
In other news, Leeds are tracking a midfielder ahead of a potential summer move. Read about it here.
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