By Gabriel Agbonlahor

26th Jan, 2021 | 6:44pm

Celtic Exclusive: 'Multiple clubs trying to sign Edouard' after huge £15m development - pundit

Multiple clubs are trying to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard after his asking price was slashed by £15million this month.

That is the view of former Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the future of the 23-year-old.

This site broke the news earlier this month that the Hoops had drastically cut the price for the France Under-21 international from £40million to £25m.

Edouard recently changed agents to the London-based Stellar Group agency after previously being represented by a small French company.

Asked by Football Insider what the reduction in his asking price will mean for Edouard’s future, Agbonlahor said: “In the summer there will be an auction.

“There will be many clubs coming in for him. I think Celtic will sell him to the one who can pay the most money.

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“He’s an outstanding striker, he reminds me of Moussa Dembele who was there before. Celtic seem to get these top strikers.

“I think a number of Premier League clubs will want him.

“I think he’s got potential as well, he’s still quite young.

“He would be a great signing for a Premier League club or even a club from another European league.”

Edouard moved to Parkhead from Paris Saint-Germain, initially on loan, in 2017 and made his move permanent the following year when Dembele left for Lyon.

He has scored 72 goals and provided 35 assists in 151 games for the Bhoys across all competitions.

In other news, Celtic have made an approach to sign Kyle Joseph after a rival club had a bid reject, Football Insider can reveal.