Lawwell should seize golden chance for Celtic summer windfall, it could help rebuild – opinion

Lawwell should seize golden chance for Celtic summer windfall, it could help rebuild – opinion

Celtic may not have fully utilised the January transfer window, but they can revisit their shopping list when the summer rolls around. The reigning Premiership champions have had a torrid holding season and will give up their title to neighbours and rivals Rangers at the end of the campaign.

They were also ejected from the Europa League in the group stages after finishing with just four points out of a possible 18.

Whilst they stay linked to potential new signings, the list of likely outgoings continues to pose a worry.

Losing the likes of Kristoffer Ajer would be a blow, but the man they’d arguably miss the most is star striker Odsonne Edouard. The Frenchman has been linked to a move to Arsenal for some time now and the Daily Express reports that his price tag has been slashed to as low as £15million.

This is a huge drop from the initial £40million they slapped on the goal-getter to avoid interested parties coming knocking. However, due to the current financial climate, prices are dropping and players are being moved around for cheap.

Edouard is having another blinder of a season for Celtic, notching 16 goals and four assists in the Premiership so far. He is following on from his blistering 2019/20 term, in which he finished with a total of 28 goals and 19 assists across all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.

Losing Edouard’s services will be a huge blow to Celtic who have struggled to find the back of the net on several occasions throughout this season. Although, whilst his price tag continues to drop, it’s wise that Celtic cash in whilst they can, and it could help their much-needed summer rebuild.

The 23-year-old has just 18 months left on his current contract and if the Hoops wait any longer, they risk losing him for next to nothing, or on a free contract. Peter Lawwell will be appreciative of making back the £9million he initially paid for his and then some.

In other news, Lennon must prioritise starting Ismaila Soro over Scott Brown…

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