McAvennie 'gutted' as Leicester close to reportedly signing Edouard from Celtic
Brendan Rodgers knows he can get Odsonne Edouard back to his best with Leicester reportedly close to securing a Celtic reunion.
That’s according to former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Edouard’s future.
TEAMtalk claim Leicester are confident they have seen off interest from West Ham and Liverpool to sign the forward.
It is understood that Edouard can leave Celtic for as little as £10million this summer with just one year remaining on his current deal.
Football Insider understands the French striker has made it clear to the board that he wants to leave at the end of the season.
Rodgers was the Celtic boss when Edouard signed on an initial loan deal in 2017 and the pair enjoyed a successful spell at Parkhead.
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McAvennie insists Edouard isn’t the Vardy replacement Leicester need and accused him of downing tools this season.
“He’s different from what Leicester already have,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“But I thought whoever Leicester bought next would be Vardy’s replacement. That’s not Edouard.
“They are very different players. Eddie doesn’t want to run in behind. Maybe Brendan wants to change his style.
“Edouard’s downed tools this season, that’s not a good look. He’s got everything in his locker but sometimes he doesn’t want to do it.
“He’s been linked with everyone but he’s still at Celtic. Maybe Rodgers knows he can get him back to his best.
“There is definitely a talented player in there. I’m gutted he hasn’t done it this season.”
Edouard has scored 22 goals for Celtic in all competitions this season.
He’s grabbed two goals in his last two games as he looks set to finish this season in good form.