Celtic are hoping to fight off European big spenders by offering Odsonne Edouard a huge new deal, according to Football Insider.
The report claims the Hoops are ready to hand him a new £30,000-per-week contract to recognise his importance to the club.
Indeed, the club are eager to get him tied down to a new agreement before the January window opens.
The France U21 International has scored 42 times in 98 appearances during his time at Celtic Park, which included a one-year loan from Paris Sant-Germain.
He signed a four-year deal with the club in 2018 to make his move permanent and cement him as the club’s record transfer at £9.27m, but the club believe that deal won’t be enough to hold off interest from the Premier League.
Celtic don’t have the money that other top clubs in Europe do, so it’s hard to compete when one of those comes in for their best talents, so the club are hoping the new deal would convince Edouard to stay past January.
That report doesn’t mention who the potential suitors are, but the Mail Online reported last month that Napoli are preparing a £30m swoop for the forward.
It sounds like Celtic are going to have a real struggle on their hands to keep their prize asset.
With the likes of Napoli sniffing around, who have the prospect of Champions League football to offer, it seems like it could be a no-brainer that this new deal won’t have the power to prevent an exit.
The Hoops need to go on the charm offensive when the club returns from the international break to really show him how much he’s worth to the club and give him as many minutes as possible.
However, more minutes means more chance to prove just how good he is, and if he continues his form, five goals in six Premiership games, Celtic’s chances of keeping him at Parkhead could become pretty slim.
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