Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to a report from Douglas Alexander of The Times.
Spurs are in the market for a new striker to help ease the burden on Harry Kane and Alexander claims that they have been tracking Edouard for some time, with scouts from the club regularly attending Celtic games last season.
Neil Lennon told Alexander that he wants to keep his best players and that he has no pressing need to sell any of them, but he acknowledged that interest is likely to come given how well some of them, like Edouard, have played recently.
Alexander claims that Celtic will not accept any bids of less than £25m for the French striker, who is yet to commit his long-term future to the Scottish champions by signing a new contract.
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It’s no shock to see clubs like Spurs interested in Edouard, given how well we’ve all seen him play ever since he arrived at Celtic. The Frenchman was a key part of Celtic’s latest title-winning side as he scored 21 goals in 27 league games.
It’s pretty much inevitable that the player will leave the Hoops at some point in the future, but talk of a £25m fee seems low to us.
Goalscorers are a valuable commodity and whilst we expect football transfer fees to fall slightly in the wake of recent events, £25m still seems a bit low and we would hope that Celtic will hold out for a larger price if Spurs, or any other club, do come knocking.