Exclusive: Kevin Phillips suggests huge Leicester bid may be coming for Celtic player
Leicester City “wouldn’t think twice” about bidding £30million for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
That is according to their former assistant manager and ex-England striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge.
Celtic have been linked with submitting a mammoth offer for Edouard and Phillips would not be surprised if a bid goes in from the Premier League high flyers.
Asked by Football Insider about Edouard’s reported £30million price tag, Phillips said: “That’s the biggest thing, isn’t it? Unfortunately, as big as Celtic and Rangers
are, £30million to Leicester is nothing nowadays, they probably wouldn’t think twice about
“Unfortunately, £30million up there is a lot of money and they might find it hard to turn
“If it happens Neil Lennon will be disappointed but if it happens for Leicester, and having an affiliation with Leicester, another great signing there, again a player that will develop even more under Brendan.”
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Edouard, 22, was brought to Parkhead in the summer of 2017 by Brendan Rodgers, initially on loan before he was signed permanently 12 months later for a club-record £9m.
The France Under-21 international has taken his game to new levels this season, his third at the club.
He has scored 16 goals from 32 matches in all competitions, many of them crucial ones in marquee fixtures, and has also weighed in with 15 assists.
In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the club have slapped a £12m price tag on player as English giants work on signing him by next week.