Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips believes Celtic would struggle to turn down an offer of £30million for Odsonne Edouard amid interest from the likes of Leicester City.

According to Football Insider, the Foxes have been linked with a £30m move for Eddy this month, while the Express claim Manchester United are also interested in the Frenchman.

And Phillips told Football Insider that it would be difficult for Celtic to reject an offer in the region of £30m for Eddy.

Unfortunately, as big as Celtic and Rangers are, £30million to Leicester is nothing nowadays, they probably wouldn’t think twice about offering it. Unfortunately, £30million up there is a lot of money and they might find it hard to turndown.

If it happens Neil Lennon will be disappointed but if it happens for Leicester, another great signing there, again a player that will develop even more under Brendan.


As much as we hate to admit it, an offer of £30m probably would be too good for Celtic to turn down in our view.

Although we feel the French should be worth a lot more than that, we have to be realistic and understand the figure would eclipse the current club-record for a fee received for a Celtic player, following Kieran Tierney’s £25m to Arsenal. 

And while it is relatively late in the window, both Premier League sides are currently in the market for a striker following respective injuries to Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy.

Therefore the pair could be even more tempted to make a move for Eddy, but hopefully for our sake, they steer well clear.

Do you think Celtic will receive a bid for Edouard before the end of the window?