Celtic are on the verge of signing PSG striker Odsonne Edouard on a permanent deal, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that the Hoops are hoping to sign the 20-year-old before Saturday’s deadline to land the on-loan PSG forward after talks between the clubs on Wednesday.
Talks have progressed well and it is said that Peter Lawwell is “now more confident than ever” that he will be a Celtic player next season.
If the Bhoys can’t thrash out a deal for the striker before the deadline, their first option on the player comes to an end and other clubs can begin discussions with PSG to sign the hitman.
The report goes on to claim that the deal could smash the Hoops previous transfer record of £6million paid for Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 2000 and 2001.
Football Insider verdict
Odsonne Edouard overcame what was an indifferent spell with the Hoops last season, to become a firm favourite with the Hoops fans. His three goals against bitter rivals Rangers will certainly have helped with that, and the Hoops support will be delighted if the Bhoys are able to complete a deal with PSG. The striker scored 11 goals in 29 appearances last season, which on the face of it doesn’t sound that impressive, but a lot of those goals came in a purple patch towards the end of last season, when he really hit his stride as a Hoops player. Indeed, he might well have started the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell for the Hoops had he not suffered a hamstring injury. Edouard is certainly a player with a bright future ahead of him, and if the Bhoys really are planning to smash their transfer record to get the deal done then it is a huge vote of confidence in the player.
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