Celtic fans will be hopeful that the club are set to splash the cash on Odsonne Edouard, after reading a Tweet by Evening Times Celtic correspondent Alison McConnell, in a move which could signal a new era of transfer dealings by the Bhoys.
McConnell, as respected journalist who has a good track record with the Bhoys, revealed that the Hoops are willing to spend big to land Edouard on a permanent deal, and last season they almost broke their transfer record to sign Patrick Roberts.
“Bid £10m for Patrick Roberts last season but Man City didn’t want to sell” McConnell said, on her personal Twitter account.
yes! Bid £10m for Patrick Roberts last season but Man City didn't want to sell.
— Alison McConnell (@alibali76) June 11, 2018
The Hoops are definitely interested in making Edouard’s loan move from PSG to the Hoops a permanent one, with the Daily Mail reporting that it could cost just £5million to sign the player up.
The fact that Celtic were willing to smash their transfer record by £4million to sign Roberts is certainly an interesting development.
The Hoops’ previous transfer record fees spent are £6million on Chris Sutton and John Harson, back in 2000 and 2001.
It seems to indicate that if the player is good enough, the Hoops are willing to push the boat out and spend extra to get the deal done, which seems to be a bit of a change in transfer policy, and this could well be the case with Edouard.
The proof of the new strategy will only come when a player is signed though, and as yet Edouard has not yet joined the Hoops.
Brendan Rodgers highly-rated Roberts, and it looks like he feels similar about Edouard, and the only question seems to be when will the deal get done, as if the Bhoys are willing to spend eight figures on the 20-year-old it seems to indicate that they want to get the deal done before other clubs begin to register their interest in the Frenchman.
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