Leicester are interested in Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard but may be forced to sell Kelechi Iheanacho in order to fund the move.
According to the Daily Mail, Brendan Rodgers is keen on reuniting with his former player by bringing him to the King Power this summer. The Foxes join fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Everton in the race for his signature, with interest from Napoli also on the map.
However, according to the report, Leicester are willing to cash in on Iheanacho and have stamped a £20million price tag on his head.
Should Leicester sign Celtic's Odsonne Edouard?
To coax the Frenchman to England after two years with the Scottish side, the Foxes must meet the £35m demand set by Celtic. Not ridiculous money by any means, but in the current climate, selling to buy seems like the only option for Leicester right now.
Edouard joined the Hoops in 2018 from Paris Saint-Germain following a successful loan stint from his native country’s capital. In his time in Scotland so far, the 22-year-old has bagged 60 goals in 126 appearances, tallying a whopping 21 goals and 12 assists in this Premiership campaign alone (via Transfermarkt).
As Leicester continue their push to once again challenge in the Premier League, a clinical striker like Edouard could seriously bolster their chances.
At just 22, Celtic’s target-man is notching up some very attractive numbers in front of goal, numbers which will be hugely beneficial to Leicester’s upcoming few seasons.
Jamie Vardy is currently the Foxes’ only outstanding forward, with others falling rather short of the expected mark. This is evident in their willingness to sell Iheanacho. Although more than capable of finding the back of the net, the Nigeria international has been limited to just 12 Premier League appearances this season (via Transfermarkt). This can be expected given Vardy’s phenomenal run of form, as he currently leads the way in the Golden Boot race.
However, a second-string striker must be able to challenge for the shirt and it seems Iheanacho is not up to the same standard. Edouard on the other hand certainly is. Not only do his numbers speak for themselves but Rodgers’ interest in being involved in the Frenchman’s career again shows he has always impressed the Northern Irish manager.
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