Liverpool are reportedly interested in making a move for Celtic striker for Odsonne Edouard this summer.
Jurgen Klopp may be in the market for a new attacking player at the end of the season, as he looks to add more quality and depth in the final third.
There are question marks over the futures of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi, while Roberto Firmino’s form has been disappointing for a sustained period now.
Reds eye up for move for Celtic star Edouard
It could be that Celtic hero Edouard could be a target for Liverpool, as well as Arsenal, with journalist Ian McGarry confirming as much on The Transfer Window podcast [via Rousing The Kop], also mentioning one of the front-three potentially leaving:
“Liverpool and Arsenal are two teams who are chasing Odsonne Edouard of Celtic – a player who we have mentioned a few times on the podcast. Mostly with regards to Arsenal’s interest.
“What I think is interesting about the fact that Liverpool have entered the equation is that they have done so on the basis that they expect or at least suspect one of the front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane may leave in the summer.”
The-23-year-old has scored 19 goals for Celtic this season, in all competitions, as well as incredibly netting 15 times in just 10 appearances for France Under-21s (he also scored more goals than he played games for the U-17s).
Transfer Tavern take
While the step up from the Scottish Premiership to the Premier League can sometimes appear great, Virgil van Dijk is proof that it doesn’t apply to all footballers.
Edouard has been relentless in front of goal for a number of years now – he has 81 goals in 161 games for Celtic – and he could be an ideal backup option to Firmino, or even threaten to take his place long-term.
In other news, Liverpool fans are desperate to sign one Premier League star this summer – find out who it is here.
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