This summer, there are bound to be plenty of players heading for the exit doors at Celtic Park in the coming months.
One of those, who seems almost certain to leave is French striker Odsonne Edouard.
The 23-year old has been a brilliant signing for the Hoops since joining back in the 2017/18 season and after his first few campaigns, it was always expected that we would receive a considerable amount in terms of a transfer fee. Unfortunately, with his contract running down it, isn’t bound to be as much as we first hoped.
This has also brought a lot of speculation as to what sort of sell-on fee his former club PSG might have on him for any deal that sees him exit Parkhead.
According to the Daily Record, the French side has a massive 50% sell-on fee from the profit made in the deal.
Record Sport understands that – despite wildly fluctuating reports – the sell-on clause in the deal which took the club’s record signing to Parkhead from PSG three years ago is a whopping 50 per cent of the difference between that £9m transfer and his next move.
It is expected that the club will be holding out for at least £20 million, with Leicester City looking the most likely to complete a move at this stage.
So, from the original deal Celtic would be making £11 million in profit, £5.5 million of which will have to be passed over to PSG with this clause in his contract.
Of course, making £5.5 million from this deal will be a little disappointing from a boards point of view.
However, you probably could argue with the majority of performances the frontman has put in, almost winning games and cup finals single-handedly, we have made enough off the original deal.
There is also the possibility of adding our own sell-on clause on Edouard’s next deal, to make more money down the line.