Brendan Rodgers eyes £30m deal for Odsonne Edouard

Odsonne Edouard is high on Leicester City’s transfer wishlist as Brendan Rodgers eyes a reunion with the French striker he brought to Celtic Park.

According to The Daily Mail, Rodgers is looking to replace Slimani, who is replacing ex-Celt Moussa Dembele at Lyon, with Celtic’s 22-year-old talisman. Edouard has just 18 months remaining on his deal with the Scottish Champions and the club could look to cash in while his value is high. It is believed that the asking price still remains at £30m, especially after Filip Benkovic decided against a move to Celtic Park.

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Rodgers brought Edouard to Celtic from PSG after an ill-fated loan spell at Toulouse and was convinced to make the move permanent after the initial loan period, paying a record £9m for Edouard. It is fair to say that this represents good value for the club as he is likely to leave with an astonishing haul of trophies.

The player gave an indiction that he was preparing for life after Celtic when he decided to change agents since the turn of the year, moving over to the agents that represent players like Kieran Tierney.

Celtic will be hoping that he could hit the heights of last season that saw him score 28 goals and notch 12 assists in 45 appearances. This would help the club mount the enormous task of overturning the 21 point gap held by Rangers at the top of the Premiership table.

AC Milan were recently linked with a £30m move for the French attacker who joined Celtic permanently from PSG in 2018 after spending a year at the club and has been an integral part of the side in each season since.

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