Three reasons Celtic must not break their transfer record for Odsonne Edouard
After Celtic’s latest strong financial report, supporters know that the club are in a great position heading into the summer transfer window. The Hoops arguably have more resources than they’ve ever had to spend smartly in the market, even as fees balloon across Europe in the biggest leagues.
The club of course will not be reckless with their spending, the days of attracting debt are long behind them, focusing more on a sustainable selling model of buying low, developing talent and letting them leave for cash-rich clubs in the English Premier League.
However, there’s a chance they could break their reported record transfer fee over the next 12 months, one which has stood since the days Martin O’Neill manned the touchline at Celtic Park when the club shelled out £6m for both Chris Sutton and John Hartson.
One option to do that is Odsonne Edouard, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain with an option to buy. That option is reported to cost £7m, which would clearly make him the most expensive player to ever sign permanently for the club.
However, that’s not something they should be pursuing and here are THREE reasons why…