Celtic news: Brown claims Edouard tempted by Leeds move

By Michael Brown

15th Jul, 2020 | 6:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: Celtic star may sign for Leeds on one condition

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard would be tempted by a move to Leeds United if he was guaranteed to play regularly in the Premier League next season.

That is the view of former Leeds midfielder Michael Brown who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the 22-year-old will prioritise game time when considering a move away from Parkhead.

The Mirror report that Leeds are plotting an ambitious bid to tempt the French hitman to Elland Road if the Whites are promoted back to the top-flight this season.

Brown believes the striker would be keen on a move to the Premier League and believes Leeds could offer the regular action he would want.

Asked if he thought Edouard would be tempted by a move to Elland Road, Brown told Football Insider: “If he feels he’s going to get game time then yeah, for sure, I think he sees the Premier League and Leeds United, it’s such an attractive club for anybody.” 

“The Premier League is what interests every player and if Edouard feels like he’s going to get in the team and play, because you can go to a Premier League club and be in and around squad-wise, then yeah.”

Edouard has been a talisman for Celtic up front, with 60 goals in 126 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

Patrick Bamford has been Bielsa’s first-choice striker at Leeds since their arrival back in 2018, with 26 goals in 69 appearances under his belt.

In other Celtic news, Alan Hutton has been left baffled as the Bhoys open talks with a player who reminds him of Stuart Armstrong.

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