Odsonne Edouard could end up staying at Celtic next season as the club will not accept low offers for such an important player.
That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Edouard’s future.
This site has revealed that Edouard, 23, is now a surprise target for Borussia Dortmund this summer after West Ham climbed into pole position for his signature.
It is understood that Edouard could leave Celtic for as little as £8million this summer despite the club valuing him at closer to £40million last year.
McAvennie claims Celtic won’t let Edouard go for a small fee and the club’s reluctance to let him leave on the cheap could lead to a surprise non-departure this summer.
“I don’t know if Celtic will want to sell him that cheap, that’s the only problem Edouard’s got,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He might have to stay because Celtic aren’t going to accept a price that’s not reflective of what he’s worth to the club.
“It’s nothing to do with the player, Celtic won’t sell him unless the money is right.
“I get that the boy wants to move away but the best way to get a move is to play well on the pitch.
“He’s been top quality for us and I think he’s got the ability to go all the way to the top, then sometimes I look at him and go ‘what’s the matter with you?”
Edouard has scored 20 goals and picked up six assists in 36 appearances for Celtic this season which means he has some way to go to match the 28 goals and 19 assists he registered during last year’s campaign.
He missed a penalty in last weekend’s Scottish Cup Old Firm as his tame effort was saved by Allan McGregor.