Arsenal have been told they can sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard for just £15m. It comes at a time where Mikel Arteta has been looking to strengthen their forwards, leaving Alexandre Lacazette staring at the exit door.
Arsenal have been long linked with a move for Odsonne Edouard and have been told he could be signed from Celtic for £15m.
It comes as Alexandre Lacazette’s future at the club comes under question.
The Frenchman did not appear against Leeds United with Mikel Arteta preferring a frontline of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
Arsenal have looked at Edouard as a potential option, whose time at Celtic could be up soon.
His contract expires in the summer of 2022 and does not look like he will renew, meaning the Hoops must sell to avoid losing him for nothing.
And his situation also means that he could be available for a knockdown price and former Celtic striker Andy Walker believes Arsenal could make a move soon.
“Odsonne Edouard realises that he’s got ability and is worth a lot of money,” Walker told the Scottish Football Podcast. “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.”