Exclusive: Pundit claims Celtic star may be 'Very tempted' to quit as potential reunion reported
Noel Whelan claims that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will be “very tempted” at linking up with former manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.
The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 21-year-old would fit right in at the Foxes, especially with Rodgers at the helm.
It has been reported that the former Hoops boss wants to raid his old side for the French hitman and that he is preparing a £30million bid to take him to the King Power Stadium.
Whelan says that the lure of Premier League and potential Champions League football, as well as the chance to work with his old manager, is likely to be too much to resist if the Foxes coming calling.
Whelan told Football Insider: “Of course, absolutely, you’ve got to be very tempted. They’re sitting second in the Premier League, they’re going to have Champions League football next season.
“That’s the only reason some of these players will probably leave Celtic. If you can guarantee Champions League football every year you’ve got to get it.
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“What you’re getting is a striker who has got pace, can lead the line – someone who would fit straight into the Leicester squad.”
Edouard has been a crucial member of the Celtic side since initially signing on loan from Paris St Germain, the Hoops turning the deal permanent after his first season in Glasgow.
He has 49 goals in 112 appearances, with 16 strikes and 15 assists coming this season.