Arsenal now know how much Celtic ace will cost them in the summer

Arsenal has been told that they can sign Odsonne Edouard for £15m in the summer. The Frenchman has been one of the most prolific scorers in Scotland for much of his time at Celtic.

He was a subject of interest from the Gunners in the summer as they contemplated cashing in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

They eventually gave their captain a new deal and ended their interest in the former PSG trainee.

Celtic wanted £40m for him at the time, according to Sun Sports and that put the Gunners off.

Edouard didn’t start this season in fine form, as it seemed that his mind was set on leaving Parkhead. But he has picked up the pace and has 15 goals from 21 league games so far in this campaign.

Andy Walker has now revealed that the Gunners can get their man in a cut-price deal.

He said the striker now knows he can leave in the summer and Celtic should be happy to accept £15m for his signature.

He told the Scottish Football Podcast, as quoted by the Express: “Odsonne Edouard realises that he’s got ability and is worth a lot of money.

“How much? I’m not sure, as he’s not been firing on all cylinders.

“Let’s say they paid £9m for him but any player who switches off – I think that’s alarming for any potential suitor.

“I know that it’s your job as the manager and the coaching staff to keep players on board but Edouard, (Olivier) Ntcham and a few others didn’t get the moves that they were expecting last summer.

“Neil Lennon highlighted as much after the defeat to Ferencvaros. He wanted players to just leave, but that was just one of the problems that Celtic had at the start of the season.

 “Edouard didn’t appear totally committed, and I think now he realises it’s not so long until the summer transfer window.

“He’ll get his move now, so how much money will Celtic get for him?

“It all depends on how much they’re willing to accept, but if they got anything around £15m now I think you’re absolutely doing business.”

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    1. Edouard appears to have some “head” issues; is he worth the risk of £15 million or should the money be spent on retaining Falorin Balogun or elsewhere?

      1. My thoughts too on the subject. A return of 15 goals in 21 games is good, but if he has attitude problems, then better avoid possible trouble. We’ve had enough of these. Folarin for Eddie agree, but we need a proven replacement for the journeyman named Laca, if we cannot find one, then give game time to Martenelli.

  1. This guy’s name comes up a lot, doesn’t it?Aren’t there any better options out there? The club has been burnt before by players who have set the Scottish football on fire ( Tierney being a recent exception). I know Alex James and George Graham are also Arsenal legends.,but think Peter Marinello and Charlie Nicolas. Replacing Auba and Laca in the future are important considerations that should be taken carefully. Strikers are expensive, may not always deliver the goods and break down easily. Putting all your eggs in a Pepe basket may wasteful. If I were in charge I would wait, build a transfer kitty and go for the best available option., also taking into consideration age, attitude and history with injuries. It’s never an easy call though.

    1. Not sure George Graham ever played in Scotland did he? Started off at Villa then Chelsea Arsenal Man Utd Portsmouth. Not too sure after that but positive he didn’t come down from Scotland PAL

      1. Phil, you’re right: George Graham grew up in poverty in Bargeddie, near Coatbridge, Scotland having lost his father to TB and heart failure before George was a month old. He joined Aston Villa at 15 and signed his first professional contract on his 17th birthday.

        1. I CANNOT SEE WHY IT MATTERS A FLYING FIG WHERE ANY PLAYER STARTED OUT. What matters is does he or does he not have the necessary ability.
          I have not thought a great deal of Edouard thus far and I say that as someone who has Celtic as my Scottish favourite team. 15 goals in 21 games in that poor standard league is not really pulling up trees, I suggest.

          1. jon, just trying to educate people on facts, that’s why “I give a flying fig” about Arsenal players’ histories.

  2. I have mixed feelings about what I said about Nicolas. I expected so much from him at a time when Arsenal needed a saviour or a hero at least. Did he justify his fee? Not sure. I would rather Arsenal had had Matt Lattisier.

    1. Joe.S, Matt Le Tissier is the one British player, I always wished Arsenal had signed. It appears no one could prise him away from Southampton.
      It was always beyond my comprehension, why such a skillful player never won more England caps

  3. Frank McLintock, Tommy Docherty, Bob Wilson were others of the 18 Scottish Internationals, who played for Arsenal when internationals.

  4. I don’t really fancy the guy but I will prefer Atalanta Didier Drogba called Zapata…. Any time I watched the guy, I always think of Drogba…. The guy is a bulldozer for any defenders in the world…. I will be very happy if Arsenal can go for him…..

  5. Just watch the boyz have a tizzy fit if Arsenal go after him.They’ll start talking telephone nos again.Still haven’t stop whinging about Tierney.Never come across a more one eyed bunch😝

  6. Arsenal need a giroud type player with pace,
    When you play with just one striker he has to be big and strong enough to hold of defenders and with Tierney in the team who can cross you need someone who can attack the ball..

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