Exclusive: Danny Mills suggests Edouard may have Celtic release clause
Danny Mills has suggested Odsonne Edouard will want a release clause in his contract if he is to sign a new deal with Celtic this summer.
The former Leeds and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the “last thing” the Hoops want to do is to los a player of his quality in a volatile transfer market.
Neil Lennon revealed that the club are very keen for the French striker to sign a contract extension and discussions have begun with his representatives.
Edouard still has two years remaining on his current deal having signed a four-year deal in when he joined on from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
His 27 goals in 45 appearances helped the Bhoys to the Scottish League Cup and a ninth consecutive league title after the season was curtailed.
When asked by Football Insider how important it was to tie the league’s top goalscorer down to a new deal, Mills said: “The last thing Celtic want at this difficult time is to lose a player like that.
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“Replacing him will be harder than ever. It will be very difficult.
“I can see there being a release clause in the contract but I can see release clauses being mandatory in football very soon.
“If I was Edouard and somebody bid £20million for me I would want to able to go and if not I would want my wages to be increased by X. If your value is rising as a player then you have done better and should be rewarded for that.”
Football Insider revealed in March that Edouard wanted a low release clause in his contract if he was to sign a new deal.
Neil Lennon, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “There are discussions at the minute with his representatives.