Celtic’s potential signing of Odsonne Edouard on a permanent basis could go down as one of the transfer bargains of next season.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Hoops are close to agreeing a deal with PSG worth £5million, and that is a bargain for a player who has so much potential as a 20-year-old.
The Frenchman had a highly impressive debut season for the Bhoys, scoring 11 goals – including three against Rangers – before a hamstring problem curtailed his season.
Brendan Rodgers must be very impressed with Edouard, as the Hoops boss hasn’t always pushed the boat out for players he is keen to sign, but he certainly seems to be in this case.
And with good reason as well, as if Edouard does as well as the Hoops expect him to in his time in Glasgow, then there is the real possibility that the Bhoys could sell him on for more than double what they paid for him in a few years’ time.
The signing of Edouard would be a slight tweak to the policy of ‘buying low, selling high’, but it has been a success when adjusted, as the signings of Scott Sinclair and Olivier Ntcham, both of whom have been the Bhoys’ most expensive purchases in recent years, have been a success.
The move to bring Edouard to the Hoops on a permanent deal seems like a win-win for all involved, and the Bhoys should look to get the deal concluded as quickly as possible, before other clubs become interested.
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