23-yr-old informs friends that he is joining Leicester City this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Celtic star Odsonne Edouard has been heavily linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer.
According to Football Insider, the Frenchman has now informed his friends that he will leave the Scottish outfit in order to join Leicester City.
Apparently, Edouard has already made up his mind and he is set for a reunion with Brendan Rodgers at the Premier League club now.
Personal terms have already been agreed with the player and Leicester are now sorting out the structure of the deal with Celtic.
The Foxes needed to add more depth to their striking department and 23 year old should prove to be a quality long term addition.
The Frenchman scored 22 goals in all competitions for Celtic last season and he is likely to improve with experience.
Edouard has just one year left on his contract with Celtic and therefore he is likely to be available for a reasonable price. His signing could prove to be a major bargain for Leicester if he manages to adapt to English football.
The Premier League side will soon require a long term replacement for Jamie Vardy and the 23 year old Frenchman certainly fits the profile.
Edouard is a reliable goal scorer and his all-round play is quite impressive as well. Rodgers has worked with the striker during their time together at Celtic and he could be the man to unlock Edouard’s potential.
The striker was offered a new deal at Parkhead but he rejected several advances from the Scottish club in favour of a move to the Premier League.
The likes of Arsenal and West Ham United were linked with the striker as well but it seems that Edouard has chosen to move to the King Power Stadium and the transfer is now very close.