Alan Hutton believes Celtic would have to sell attacker Odsonne Edouard if Leicester City bid £30million for him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Scotland international revealed he thought Edouard was a fantastic player and he saw his value as being around the £30million mark.
It was recently reported that Leicester City are preparing a record-breaking offer of around £30million to lure the Hoops attacker to England, but may want until the summer to submit their bid.
Hutton admitted that the Hoops wouldn’t be able to reject that as it’s too good of an offer to refuse when you consider how much the club paid to sign Edouard.
The ex-Scotland international quickly pointed out Rangers would be in a similar position if someone tried to bid an ‘Astronomical’ amount for one of their players.
When asked if Celtic should hold out for more than £30million, Hutton told Football Insider: “I see that as about his value, I think they’d bite their hand off if they got £30million.
“I’ve said before he is a fantastic player, he made the difference when he came on against Rangers in the final, he has everything you’d want in a striker.
“And what was it £10million they bought him for? So if you’re getting £30million, I think you take it.
“Again for a team like Celtic or Rangers or anybody up north, is that getting someone come in with that amount of money for one of their players, they have to take it.
“It’s an astronomical amount of money, they can then go fix other areas of their team.
“So if a big bid like that comes in, I think he will be off.”
Edouard has scored 16 goals as well as registered 15 assists in the 31 appearances he has made for the Hoops this season.
The 21-year-old forward has been at Parkhead since joining the Hoops from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 and is contracted to stay put until 2022.
In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that a forward has agreed to join the club after finalising the terms of a three-year contract.