'Worth every penny', 'VVD money' - Celtic fans react to £8.8m centre-forward report
Celtic fans have been reacting on Twitter after it was reported that it would cost £8.8million to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Odsonne Edouard on a permanent basis.
French radio station RMC Sport has reported on their website that Brendan Rodgers could look to trigger an option to buy clause in the 20-year-old’s loan deal at Parkhead with him due to return to Paris in the coming weeks.
It is understood that the French centre-forward is being eyed up as a long-term successor to Moussa Dembele, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Daily Mail has previously reported that the option to buy clause in Edouard’s loan deal is only £7million, but fresh reports from across the English Channel suggest that the Bhoys would have to splash a lot more in order to snap up the PSG striker.
However the majority of Celtic fans don’t seem to mind about the inflated fee, with one saying that Edouard would be “worth every penny”.
Other Hoops fans are sceptical about the high fee, however a couple say that the money from Virgil van Dijk’s mega-bucks switch to Liverpool could come in handy.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Even if it is £8.8m, it’s a bargain
— Boab McScruff (@McScruff1888) May 3, 2018
Worth every penny
— Forrestwalklgs (@Forrestwalklgs1) May 4, 2018
I'd rather pay £8m up front than £6m with a huge sell on clause. I suspect PSG will want their cut when Southampton inevitably come calling ????.
— Hoopy1967 (@hoopy1967) May 3, 2018
That’s a lot ????????
— Mark Duffin (@markduffin) May 3, 2018
a defo think we would get him for around the same money as ollie
— ????????Paul???? (@snidey_bhoy) May 3, 2018
I agree. Feel the fee is more likely to be around the £6m mark to align with our history. In saying that, we did get £7m from VVD add ons!
— Paul Bovill (@paul_bovill) May 3, 2018
You can't really assure , you have an opinion maybe @CelticFC will pay it if vvd money comes through up front , and Celtic could save a lot of interest money ????
— Markybhoy (@mark1971csc) May 3, 2018
Think it would be a good signing. Done well at Celtic and is still young. Can only get better under Rodgers.
— Fulton Mersey (@Fulton_Mersey) May 3, 2018
Edouard has made 28 appearances in all competitions since joining Celtic on loan, scoring 11 goals in the process.