Celtic move for dazzling striker under threat, will have to smash transfer record – report
Celtic’s move for dazzling 20-year-old striker Odsonne Edouard from PSG is under threat, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Celtic have first refusal but will need to smash their current transfer record to land him.
A foreign club has registered their interest and that could have an impact on whether Celtic are able to swing a permanent deal for the youngster who impressed on loan last season.
They claim that Celtic will have to pay £5million up front and £5million in add-ons to sign him on a permanent deal.
Football Insider verdict:
It will be interesting to see how strong Celtic’s resolve is to complete a deal that would smash their transfer record. That currently stands at £6million, the sum paid for both Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 200 and 2001 respectively. The fee for Edouard might only start at £5million but it could rise to £10million – a huge sum of money for a Scottish club. Celtic have first refusal but have obviously been trying to negotiate better terms, or you’d think the deal would have been done by now. The news that a foreign club is also interested could seriously weaken Celtic’s hand and mean that they will have to cough up the full amount. To be fair, £5million up front for a player like Edouard is more than reasonable. With the add-on amount activated for certain triggers, all likely to mean that he’s been a success, Celtic may well have to bite the bullet and pay what PSG are asking. It’s not a lot for an elite striker – and Edouard has shown signs that this is exactly what he is set to be. They could recoup much more than that by selling Moussa Demeble for starters.
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