Former England international Darren Bent believes Celtic would accept a surprisingly low fee for Odsonne Edouard in January, amid interest from Crystal Palace.
Speaking to Football Insider, Bent claimed that a bid of around £20million would be enough for Celtic to sell the Frenchman as the Hoops would have “no problem” in replacing him with that money.
Celtic potentially will be interested (if £20m bid tabled) as they’d think ‘oooo’, as with Celtic and Rangers, they know if they sell a player for £20million they can then look around Scottish football, cherry-pick the centre-forward who is better than the rest, whatever team that may be, and know full well they could go in with £10million and get that centre-forward. So it’s like a conveyor belt as there’s no problem replacing them.
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Bent’s comments about Eddy are very surprising, given how Celtic should certainly demand at least around £30million for the Frenchman, and are seriously unlikely to consider anything below that; especially in January.
A suggestion that Edouard would be allowed to leave for anything less than the £25million mark at which Kieran Tierney was sold is ridiculous, as even that figure would be considered as cheap.
The striker is scoring, assisting and putting in complete performances nearly every game for club and country, and you’d expect a former striker like Bent to realise how valuable he really is to Celtic.