Former Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan has become the latest pundit to share his thoughts on Odsonne Edouard’s valuation.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan suggested that a figure of around £40million is a fair price for the Frenchman, and thinks it will take an offer in that region to lure him away from Celtic.
I think that’s probably about right, that £35-40 million mark, absolutely. He’s been fantastic for Celtic, he seems to have everything you want from a striker – he can run in behind, he’s got good height to him, he’s strong, he can turn.
He’s got a bit of pace, he certainly knows where the goal is, and he can take free kicks as well. He’s a player that I’m sure a lot of clubs will be looking at come the end of the season.
I’m sure that a lot of Premier League clubs will be looking at him, but it will take a big offer to prise him away from Celtic, that’s for sure.
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Whelan certainly makes a valid point here, highlighting how the 22-year-old is already an excellent striker despite his age, and he isn’t the only one who believes that Celtic should be demanding around £40m for him.
Former Hoops defender Alan Stubbs told the Ladbrokes Social Club of his belief that the Frenchman is worth £35-£40m.
£40m bang on
Chris Sutton is another who values the striker in that region, with the Daily Record revealing the BT Sport pundit also believes Eddy is the best player Celtic have had since Henrik Larsson.
If clubs do come in for him in the summer, then I’ll side with these three former professional’s and state how I also feel as though Celtic should be demanding a fee of £40m for him.