Celtic star man Edouard tells friends he is joining Leicester City - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

8th Jun, 2021 | 12:17pm

Sources: Edouard tells friends he is quitting Celtic to join Leicester City after personal terms agreed

Odsonne Edouard has told friends he is quitting Celtic to join Leicester City, Football Insider understands.

The French striker has made up his mind to be reunited with former Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Edouard should complete a move to Leicester soon after agreeing personal terms.

Leicester are now negotiating the fee and the structure of the deal with Celtic.

It is not expected to surpass the club-record fee of £25million paid by Arsenal for Kieran Tierney in the summer of 2020.

Celtic would comfortably have been able to secure more than that last summer but club chiefs slapped a £40m price tag on their prize asset to scare off suitors.

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Edouard has rejected multiple new contract offers and has made it clear to club chiefs he wants to pursue his Premier League dream.

There has also been strong interest from West Ham, who led the race at one stage,and Arsenal but the lure of linking up again with Rodgers has proved key for the striker.

He has let it be known to friends that a transfer to the King Power Stadium is now very close.

The Foxes are working on three early-window deals as they also finalise the captures of left-back Ryan Bertrand and central midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

Rodgers is keen to re-sign the Frenchman despite the renaissance of Kelechi Iheanacho in the second half of the recently-completed Premier League season.

Edouard has spent the last four years in Glasgow after initially joining on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain before completing a then-club record £9m move in 2018.

Edouard scored 22 goals and provided six assists from 40 matches in 2020-21 but his performances did not reach the heights of his outstanding 2019-20 campaign.

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