By Kevin Campbell

4th Nov, 2020 | 12:41pm

Campbell Exclusive: Arsenal tipped to sign Celtic star after release clause reveal

Arsenal have been tipped to sign Celtic star Odsonne Edouard as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.

That is according to former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the French 22-year-old he hails as a potential “great addition”.

Arsenal were among multiple Premier League clubs linked with Edouard in the last transfer window after his sensational 2019-20 campaign ended with him winning the Scottish player of the year award.

Celtic have held talks with Edouard about a new long-term contract to replace his current deal, which expires in 2022.

As revealed by Football Insider last month, the striker wants a release clause in any new agreement and that is central to him agreeing extended terms with the Scottish giants.

Campbell believes that means Edouard could eventually be heading to north London and his own former club.

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“There was talk of a move to Arsenal,” Campbell told Football Insider. “They have been utilising Aubameyang from the left and Lacazette is the one that Edouard could come in for.

“Lacazette is the wrong side of 30 now. That move may still happen because Edouard is a really talented player.

“He is a natural goalscorer who is very cute around the box. A player that would be a great addition to anybody but for now he is at a huge club in Celtic.

“He is the top man there and I see him staying there at least until next summer. If Celtic get 10 they might move and shake a little bit.”

Edouard signed a four-year contract in the summer of 2018 when his initial season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain was converted into a club-record £9million transfer.

Celtic slapped a prohibitive £40m price tag on him in the last window but that is set to be reduced significantly if he continues to run down his contract.

In other news, Celtic have been told how much it will cost to sign Diego Laxalt permanently after talks on pre-January deal.