Leaving Celtic to join Leicester City would be a “fantastic move” for Odsonne Edouard, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 23-year-old would be able to compete with Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho for a starting role.
As revealed by Football Insider, Edouard has told friends he is set to join Leicester after agreeing personal terms.
The Foxes are now negotiating terms of the transfer, including the fee and structure, with Celtic.
Hutton admitted Edouard may need to be patient for game time at Leicester.
However, he insisted he could make a starting role his own in the Premier League.
Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Vardy’s not getting any younger. We know he’s lucky enough to still have his pace.
“Iheanacho, I thought, was outstanding second half of last season but I do think there’s an opportunity. I’ve always said he’s a top-quality player that’s going to get better. He’s still only 23, his goal record up north has been fantastic.
“I think he can handle the Premier League so I think he will run them close for a start. Maybe not from the word go, because Brendan Rodgers will have his go-to in Iheanacho and Vardy.
“But he knows Edouard from his Celtic days. He knows the way he plays, what he can offer. I think he’ll get the game time there and I think it’ll be a fantastic move for him. He’s going into a young, hungry squad that are challenging for top-four.”
Edouard netted 22 times in 40 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.
He has a total of 83 goals under his belt for the Bhoys.