Two french sides want to sign Celtic’s Edouard – may depend on selling someone first

Although there’s been plenty of talk about Odsonne Edouard leaving Celtic Park this Summer, there’s a big chance that the global crisis will ensure he stays in Glasgow for at least one more year.

The newspapers are currently full of contradictory stories – teams both begging players to take pay cuts while also being linked with big money signings, and it just doesn’t add up.

It’s possible that the elite teams will spend big and some of that may trickle down, but it will surely limit what ordinary clubs can spend.

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Celtic aren’t in financial trouble so don’t need to sell, but they may face some interest from Lyon and Lille for Eddy:

The link with Lyon seems obvious, they have seen success with Moussa Dembele and tend to be a Champions League club, so it’s possible they could afford to pay a reasonable amount.

The situation with Lille is more interesting. Victor Osimhen is highly rated and could go for a large fee this Summer, but you can be sure that Celtic fans won’t agree that Lille is a step up.

Lille have also shown over the years they need to sell players to break even, so it’s not even clear if they would be able to afford Eddy, so it could be interesting to see how things play out this Summer.

It’s unlikely that many big transfers will take place this year, so Celtic should be safe for at least one more season.



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