Celtic could sign Paris Saint-Germain centre-forward Odsonne Edouard on a permanent basis in the summer transfer window as Brendan Rodgers looks to secure the French youngster stays at Parkhead after his loan deal expires at the end of the season.
According to a report from French radio station RMC Sport, it claimed on their website that Celtic have an option to buy the young striker, for £8.8million from his principality club.
The reported £8.8million would break the club’s current transfer record which was set in 2000 when Chris Sutton joined Celtic on a reported £6million.
It is believed that Rodgers wants Edouard as his side’s long-term replacement for Moussa Dembele, who has been widely-linked with exit to the Premier League in the last year and earlier this year.
Britis tabloid, the Daily Mail has previously reported that the option to buy the clause in Edouard’s loan deal is only £7million.
The striker has been a great signing for Celtic ever since he joined the club. He joined the Hoops on transfer deadline day in the summer to much disappointment as many fans thought that Rodgers had to strengthen his defence first. However the Frenchman has been a solid loanee and has probably delivered more than the likes of Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele, given the fact that he has played less.
he has netted six goals in his 10 Scottish Premiership outings and Edouard was a key player in helping the Hoops beat Rangers in their last two Old Firm meetings. At just 20-years-of-age, he could go on to be a very good signing for Celtic, although the £8.8million fee mentioned by RMC Sport seems to be a lot. Should Rodgers finally break a near-two decade old record to sign Edouard? Fans may be a bit underwhelmed that the record won’t be broken on a bigger name, but it will still be a decent signing.