Leicester are closing in on a deal to sign Celds and former Paris Saint-Germain player Odsonne Edouard, in keeping with a report.
The Each day Mail studies that the Foxes consider they’ve gained the race for the prolific striker.
Edouard, who moved to Celtic under the stewardship of ‘Brendan Rodgers’ now in Leicester, has scored 20 goals this season.
Certainly, Rodgers’ past relationship with the attacker has been crucial, the newspaper provides.
After seeing the player up close, the manager believes Edouard could also be Jamie Vardy’s long-term successor.
Vardy, 34, has a contract that expires in 2023. Nevertheless, on the age of 23, Edouard presents the Midlands membership with a definitive outlook for the future.
The Each day Mail provides that Leicester will pay round £ 15million for France’s under-21 international.
Nevertheless, that payment has fallen by £ 40million, a value that Celtic as soon as appreciated.
A number of elements have played their half within the payment drop, together with a sale clause within the deal that took Edouard from France to Scotland.
As such, the clause implies that French champions are owed 40 percent of the payment.
What’s extra, the striker will solely have a year on his contract this summer time and has chosen to move on. Certainly, the newspaper provides that he has ‘indicated’ that he needs to move to Leicester.
Earlier studies (by way of the Transfer Window Podcast) have claimed that Arsenal have lately made a “sturdy inquiry” in regards to the availability of the striker.
Celtic to ‘gamble’ on Edouard sale
Nevertheless, the report provides that Celtic’s scheme includes matching their modest payment to a ‘gamble’.
The Bhoys are reportedly looking for to get well a bigger sum by inserting their own ‘substantial’ sale clause into the Edouard’s Leicester contract.
Leicester’s head of recruitment will play a key position in negotiations with Celtic.
Lee Congerton labored in the identical place north of the border that helped bring Edouard to Parkhead.
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