Former Celtic striker Andy Walker believes that the Hoops could sell Odsonne Edouard for a fee of around £15 million at the end of this season.
The French attacker has a contract with the Scottish club until the summer of 2022 and it seems highly unlikely that he will extend his stay at Parkhead.
“Odsonne Edouard realises that he’s got the ability and is worth a lot of money,” Walker told the Scottish Football Podcast (via Express). “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.”
Edouard has struggled to hit his peak form this season, but he remains a tremendous talent who is being monitored by several European clubs. He has 19 goals in 28 games for the Scottish side so far in all competitions.
Apparently, Premier League giants Arsenal are keen on signing the player.
Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move away from the London club and Edouard could be a potential replacement.
The 23-year-old Celtic striker has immense potential and he could develop into a top-class player in future with experience and coaching.
If the Gunners manage to land him for a fee of £15 million it could prove to be a major bargain in the long run. The striker has the talent to justify that price tag in future.
The Frenchman will be disappointed with how this season has gone for Celtic. He would have expected to lead the Hoops to their 10th League title in a row but Rangers are in the driving seat as far as the title race is concerned and they are unlikely to slip up.