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Celtic: OGC Nice launch Odsonne Edouard transfer bid

Celtic: OGC Nice launch Odsonne Edouard transfer bid -Celtic

Celtic star Odsonne Edouard is being targeted by Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, with an offer expected to be submitted imminently, according to Football Insider.

The Lowdown: Speculation has followed Edouard all summer

Well into competitive football in 2021/22, Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou will be under no illusions that there is still work to be done regarding activity surrounding the much-needed rebuild at Parkhead this summer.

High-profile exits have been mooted for multiple different players over the last couple of months, none more so than 23-year-old Edouard, who has been followed by relentless speculation surrounding his future [The Scotsman].

Could he now be set to move back to his native France after recent developments?

Should Celtic sell Edouard this summer?





The Latest: Nice inform Celtic of their interest in Edouard

As relayed by a Football Insider recruitment source, Nice have informed Celtic of their admiration towards the 6ft 2in ace, whilst an offer is said to be in the post.

The French top-flight club are keen to do a deal before the end of this month, whilst the Bhoys are likely to accept a bid of under £20m due to his contract in Glasgow expiring next year.

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The Verdict: Celtic should sell Edouard

Interest in Edouard from a well-respected club such as Nice will come as a positive boost to the Celtic hierarchy. Unlikely to sign an extension at the Hoops, it makes sense to try and recoup a profit on the £9m they paid for his services back in 2018 [Sky Sports].

In 2020/21, Edouard was in commendable form for Celtic, registering 28 goal contributions in 40 appearances with 22 goals and six assists [Transfermarkt]. Furthermore, his rate of 3.5 shots per game in the Premiership frequently troubled opposition defences [WhoScored].

Once labelled as ‘magnificent’ by former Celtic manager Neil Lennon [Glasgow Live], the Hoops should look to cut their losses on the France under-21 international to avoid losing him for nothing in the future.

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