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Odsonne Edouard: Will ‘Celtic star move on’ this summer?



It remains a worrying time for football worldwide, but the rumours continue to flow across the globe.

Summer moves for Harry Kane and Timo Werner seem to dominate the headlines daily. But one man who could take centre stage in the coming months is Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

The France U21 frontman may just be on the verge of finding a top club.

He already boasts a long list of honours at just 22-years-old. The forward has two Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish League Cup titles and a Scottish Cup to his name.

And he’s also been impressing on the international stage. Edouard has represented France’s youth sides, and came to prominence during their successful Euro U-17 Championship in 2015.

The youngster netted eight goals throughout the competition. And that included a hat-trick against Germany in the final. His phenomenal efforts in front of goal saw him clinch the Golden Player and top scorer awards, as well as a place in the Team of the Tournament.

And his scoring certainly didn’t stop there. He’s found the net 22 times in the Scottish Premiership this season. That’s nine ahead of second-placed Jermain Defoe, and puts Celtic well ahead at the top of the league.

Those goals mean he has caught the eye of several top sides across Europe.

And Arsenal could be on the lookout for a striker this summer. Their leading man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move away from north London.

And that could pave the way for a move for the Celtic man. Edouard is currently 5/2 to be an Arsenal player by the start of next season.

He’s currently 4/1 to join Manchester United, and 9/1 to make the switch to Everton.

Other Premier League sides are also reportedly weighing up a move for the formidable forward. They include Leicester at 10/1 and West Ham at 16/1.

Whether the summer transfer window goes ahead is another matter entirely. But if it does, the Celtic youngster will undoubtedly be at the top of the list for many clubs.

The Scottish champions have already sent plenty of stars to England over the years. Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is near the top of that list. But he finds himself behind Liverpool leader Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch defender made the switch to Southampton from Glasgow before his move to Anfield. And Edouard could be another player joining that list very soon.

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