Celtic demand £40m from Premier League clubs for Edouard


Celtic demand £40m from Premier League club for Edouard

Celtic have demanded at least £40 million for Odsonne Edouard, with the primary candidates to land his signature being Leicester City.


The Foxes have been linked with the 22-year-old striker for a long time, with Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Leeds United all being interested.


However, given the £40 million price-tag, realistically, only Leicester out of those teams have enough funds to sign the striker, with the Foxes looking at a possible replacement for Jamie Vardy for the future.


Speculation over the France Under-21 international's future has escalated, especially after Celtic exited from the Champions League very early on with a loss to Ferencvaros, a game that he did not feature in due to a knock.


Out of that £40 million, Celtic will be forced to pay former club Paris Saint-Germain a 40% sell-on fee.


After selling Ben Chilwell to Chelsea for around £50 million, Leicester are in a very good financial position to sign the forward.


Throughout the whole of last season, Edouard scored 27 goals and provided 19 assists from 45 games in all competitions, being Celtic's star man.


This season, he has gone off to a flying start, scoring four goals in the four games that he has played for the Scottish club.