Glasgow Celtic have received an offer that could see Odsonne Edouard depart Celtic Park this summer.
That’s according to a claim made by SportItalia journalist Rudy Galetti, who revealed in a post on Twitter that Brighton & Hove Albion have submitted a bid of around €25m (£21.5m) for the centre-forward, with talks between the two clubs ongoing.
Galetti goes on to state that the figure could be enough for the Premier League side to close a deal for the 23-year-old, although the situation is thought to be evolving.
In his tweet, the journalist said: “Brighton are leading the race for Odsonne Edouard. Ongoing talks with Celtic for the French striker: the bid of around €25m could be enough to close the deal.”
Considering just how impressive Edouard has been for Celtic since joining the club back in 2017, should the France U21 international indeed go on to leave Parkhead this summer, his departure is sure to leave fans of the club devastated.
Indeed, over his 169 appearances in all competitions for the Bhoys, the striker has scored a whopping 83 goals and has provided his teammates with 37 assists, helping his side win three Scottish Premiership titles, three Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups along the way.
Arguably his best season for the Hoops came in 2019/20, when the £15.3m-rated man scored 21 goals and registered 12 assists over just 27 Scottish Premiership games, seeing him not only finish as the league’s top goalscorer but also clinching the club’s Player of the Season award.
That season, the Frenchman also scored three goals and provided two assists over six Europa League appearances, bagged one goal over four SFA Cup fixtures, provided two assists over three League Cup matches and scored three goals and notched three assists over seven Champions League and Europa League qualifying games.
As such, should Brighton indeed go on to seal a deal for the 23-year-old this summer, Ange Postecoglou will face the near-impossible task of replacing both Edouard’s goals and assists ahead of next season, with Celtic’s bid to reclaim their Scottish Premiership crown very much appearing to hang on the 55-year-old’s success in the summer transfer window.