Daily Mail journalist John McGarry was on hand for the Huddle Podcast on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the more pressing issues at Celtic.

The topic of Edouard’s move this summer inevitably came up considering we’re so close to the end of this season.

Host of the podcast Mark Wilson floated the question out there about Eddy being benched for the final four games of the season because he’s so close to the Parkhead exit at this point.

McGarry offered some insight into the current state of play when it comes to Edouard and revealed it was Brendan Rodgers who still led the way.

“There are enough clubs interested in him, that Celtic will still get a reasonable fee. Something in the north of £20m

“Obviously, they outlayed half of that to PSG when he signed and there’s still quite a big sell-on clause. It wouldn’t leave an enormous profit but it would still allow them to consider it to be a good deal over the piece.

“From what I’m told, I think Leicester are still the keenest of all the clubs. Roma are well in the mix as well.

“There are a number of German and English teams who are interested but I think Leicester, with the obvious connection to Rodgers, would be the favoured destination at the moment”

If John’s information is correct then Celtic will yield some sort of profit on the Frenchman.

Yes, because of the pandemic and clubs finances taking a hit coupled with the striker being in the final year of his deal will affect the price.

It’s what Celtic do with that cash that will be of the utmost importance. We can’t skimp on a star striker as we have done recently. Not going for a Toney and settling for Ajeti is the most recent example of the club getting it very wrong.

There are some positions where serious money will have to be spent, a top striker is one of them.


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