According to reports, Southampton have entered the competition for Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard, but they need him to drop his wage demands.
According to the Scottish Sun, the south coast side is interested in signing Edouard. Southampton signed Virgil van Dijk and Stuart Armstrong from the Bhoys. Eddy from France might be next, but unless he lowers his wage demands.
Southampton is expected to negotiate over the weekend, according to the report. The Saints are in desperate need of goals after losing Danny Ings to Aston Villa. As a result, they are in a bidding war for Odsonne Edouard with Brighton and Hove Albion.
According to the source, the Seagulls and Celtic are still negotiating a fee. Southampton, on the other hand, are happy to pay the £20 million that the Hoops are seeking. The issue is more with the player’s own requirements.
It seems Odsonne Edouard’s time with Celtic had come to a natural end. On his day, he was a terrific player, but there’s no denying that speculation about his future has had an impact on him.
Kyogo Furuhashi has made a terrific impression so far, and the Bhoys are likely to make more transfers if Edouard leaves. If Celtic are prepared to lose him, it must be a case of completing a trade fast and at the correct price.
Odsonne Edouard’s departure will be a bitter pill to swallow. However, he hasn’t been himself, and if Celtic can add a few more names to the team, it will likely be for the greater good.