Arsenal 'told transfer target Odsonne Edouard will cost just £15m this summer' as Mikel Arteta eyes Celtic striker
ARSENAL have been told that transfer target Odsonne Edouard could be available for a cut-price £15million this summer.
The Gunners were interested in a move for the French striker last summer but were put off by the Hoop's £40m valuation.
The 23-year-old has attracted plenty of attention since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 with West Ham recently linked with a move.
Edouard – who has chipped in with 15 goals in 21 games this term – is in the final 18 months of his contract in Scotland with Celtic forced to sell to avoid losing him for nothing.
And former Parkhead star Andy Walker believes Arsenal could make a move with uncertainty surrounding Alexandre Lacazette's future.
He told the Scottish Football Podcast: “Odsonne Edouard realises that he’s got ability and is worth a lot of money.
“How much? I’m not sure, as he’s not been firing on all cylinders.
“Let’s say they paid £9m for him but any player who switches off – I think that’s alarming for any potential suitor.
“I know that it’s your job as the manager and the coaching staff to keep players on board but Edouard, (Olivier) Ntcham and a few others didn’t get the moves that they were expecting last summer.
“Neil Lennon highlighted as much after the defeat to Ferencvaros. He wanted players to just leave, but that was just one of the problems that Celtic had at the start of the season.
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“Edouard didn’t appear totally committed, and I think now he realises it’s not so long until the summer transfer window.
“He’ll get his move now, so how much money will Celtic get for him?
“It all depends on how much they’re willing to accept, but if they got anything around £15m now I think you’re absolutely doing business.”
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