Medical completed as record-breaker set to sign four-year deal with Celtic - report
Odsonne Edouard’s record-breaking move to Celtic will see him sign a four-year deal with the Hoops, according to a report.
French sport website RMC Sport claims that the deal for the 20-year-old should be completed later on Friday, and that it has cost the Hoops 10million Euros – around £8.7million.
Interestingly, the report goes on to claim that PSG have inserted a clause into the transfer that will see the French champions getting a percentage of the fee when Edouard moves on to his next club.
The report also claims that the player completed his medical with the Hoops on Thursday night.
This signing will be the most money the Hoops have spent on a player since signing John Hartson for £6million in 2001.
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A couple of things stick out right away regarding this transfer. A four-year deal is very interesting. It shows that the Hoops have faith in Odsonne Edouard to lead the Hoops front men going forward for the next few years, which perhaps casts doubts on the future of Moussa Dembele. Also, PSG, despite being one of the richest clubs in football, are canny enough to realise that Edouard could be a very good player in years to come, and are being smart in inserting the clause that will see them get a percentage of any future transfer of Edouard. As for now, with the medical reportedly done, it just seems a matter of time until the deal is formally announced. It looks to be a deal which suits all parties, PSG need to sell, the Hoops want to buy and the player seems eager to continue his career in Glasgow. It is now up to Edouard to show that he is worth the record-breaking fee that the Hoops have reportedly paid for him.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops face a tough Christmas in their title defence next season