According to FourFourTwo, Leicester City could be considering a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer to bolster their attacking options – but they may face stiff competition from Arsenal who are also eyeing a move.
Club legend Jamie Vardy won the Premier League golden boot for the Foxes last season, but at 33-years-old, manager Brendan Rodgers and co may need to weigh up future options if they’re to stay in-and-around the European spots.
As the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign looms, clubs up and down the country are doing business, with Arsenal now prioritising Edouard as an attacking target after securing Gabriel Magalhaes for a fee worth £23.14 million (BBC).
Should Leicester sign Edouard for £40 million?
Yes, splash the cash
However, as Leicester start planning for life without Vardy in future seasons, Edouard could emerge as a possible target – especially given his impressive goal return in the SPFL.
According to Transfermarkt, the Frenchman bagged a head-turning 21 goals in all competitions over 2019/2020 – leaving little wonder why Celtic are reluctant to let him go without a huge price tag.
Football Insider reported back in July that the Hoops had slapped a £40 million price tag on the ‘incredible‘ forward – something which may turn Leicester off amid possible financial concerns due to a global pandemic.
So far, Leicester look to have nailed down the signing of Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne, but Ben Chilwell’s departure means he will have a massive hole to fill.
At the other end in attack, if the Foxes could land a sensational move for Edouard, requiring a fee which would equal their transfer record, then Rodgers’ side should be in good stead to remain at the top end of the table.
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