By Paul Robinson

30th Mar, 2021 | 5:00pm

Robinson: Celtic could sign Origi as the perfect Edouard replacement after price tag reveal

Divock Origi could be the “ideal replacement” for Odsonne Edouard at Celtic this summer.

That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect or Origi, 25, leaving Liverpool in the next transfer window.

This site revealed earlier this month that the Belgium international could be made available for as little as £12million in the next transfer window as the Premier League champions look to revamp their squad.

Celtic are expected to be in the market for a centre-forward this summer, with Edouard and Leigh Griffiths potentially departing, and Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti struggling.

Robinson suggested Origi could fill the void potentially left by Edouard if he finds consistency within his game.

“It is time for Origi to step up,” he told Football Insider.

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“Could he replace Edouard at Celtic? He could be the ideal replacement if he can perform consistently.

“Origi is a top talent and a top athlete. He has been known as a super sub and he has scored some incredible late goals. But he needs to go and play regularly now, that is the only way he will develop further.

“He is capable of scoring goals, we have seen that. Can he do it consistently for a season though?  An amazing player on his day but it remains to be seen as to whether he can do it game after game.

“It would be a risk for Celtic to sign him because he has never done it for a run of five, six, seven, eight games.” 

Speaking on his former player Origi in 2019, ex-Celtic and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told the Leicester Mercury: “He is a great talent.

“He hasn’t been allowed to show it as much as he would like because of the talent that is there.”

In other news, Scott Brown has been tipped to return to Celtic as manager after a ‘bizarre’ development.