Edouard is one of the Foxes’s long term targets and the deal is to be announced by the club within the next few days.
Leicester are in advanced talks to sign Odsonne Édouard from Celtic, now working to complete the deal - many clubs interested so #LCFC keen to secure it quickly.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2021
Not yet at signings stage but Leicester board now confident. Soumaré deal with Lille, done and confirmed. #lcfc
However, clubs like Arsenal and Aston Villa have also seen the french U-21 as a potential target but no serious moves have been made by them, which has led to a sense of frustation among supporters, leaving City the only favorites to land him at the King Power Stadium.
According to a report from The Times, The deal is expected to be sanctioned as soon as Celtic confirm their new manager. They are waiting on approval from Uefa to appoint Ange Postecoglou, having agreed compensation with Yokohama F Marinos, his present club. The Australian does not possess European coaching qualifications, so must apply for an exemption based on his experience.
Edouard is expected to provide support to the attacking duo of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho, while the frenchman is also looking forward to the reunion with his former Manager.
Edouard has reached the final year of his contract with the Scottish giants so Leicester will be securing his services at a reduced fee of around £15m.
The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 26 Scottish Premiership appearances in the season just gone and has scored a total of 83 goals in 168 appearances for Celtic.
Meanwhile, a deal to sign Boubakery Soumare from Lille is “done and confirmed”, according to transfer specialist Romano.
So considering all the transfer links and Odsonne’s favoritism to rejoin his manager, it looks like he is heading for the King Power Stadium. Just a question for the readers, How do you guys feel about this transfer and how he will find his space in the club? Let me know in the comments.