By Noel Whelan

21st Aug, 2021 | 7:00pm

Pundit suggests Edouard quitting Celtic for £60,000-a-week move after reported update

Noel Whelan has claimed Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is “pricing himself out of a move” away due to his reported wage demands.

The ex-Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Premier League sides should be wary before handing the Frenchman a hefty salary.

The Scottish Sun reported last week (August 14th) that Southampton and Brighton both pulled out the race after baulking at his wage demands.

The newspaper reported that Edouard is demanding around £85,000 a week.

Whelan is not convinced that the ex-PSG man can command that sort of figure.

“I think he’s pricing himself out of a move,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

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“I don’t know how much he is on at Celtic, but when you talk about £85,000-a-week, I think of players who have been there and done it in the Premier League or on the international stage.

“He’s not even had a full international cap yet.

“He hasn’t proved himself, and no disrespect – he hasn’t played in the Premier League where there is a lot more expectation in a difficult league.

“Somewhere around £55-60k a week, absolutely. But £85,000-a-week is far too high. He’s definitely punching above his weight by demanding that sort of money.

If you sign for a club in the Premier League, they will give you that sort of money further down the line if you can prove yourself.

He’s definitely punching above his weight by demanding that sort of money. If you sign for a club in the Premier League, they will give you that sort of money further down the line if you can prove yourself.

“Clubs have to be wary that he may take a year to settle down in English football, and that’s if he manages to get to grips with it at all. He still has a lot to prove.”

Last week (August 14th), Football Insider revealed that Nice were plotting to sign Edouard.

In other news, Celtic target Thomas Henry is close to completing a transfer.