Celtic fear losing star player amid interest from top English clubs

Scottish champions Celtic are in a difficult position at the moment with several top English clubs interested to hire the services of their star player Odsonne Edouard this summer.

According to the Scottish Sun, the Bhoys young striker has sparked a transfer interest from Everton, Aston Villa, Leeds United, Leicester City, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle United.

The Hoops were knocked out of the Champions League following their 2-1 defeat against Ferencvaros, and now they fear their elimination could cause increased interest in the £30million-rated striker.

Neil Lennon has many options in attack following the summer arrival of Albian Ajeti from West Ham but the France U21 international is regarded as a greatly important player for the club.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season and the 22-year-old would be viewed as a great signing for the club.

Several other English clubs are also interested in securing the Frenchman’s signature, with former Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers keen on bringing him to Leicester.

The report claims that Edouard’s agent knows about the growing interest and it remains to be seen if any club will come up with a serious proposal this summer.

The forward joined the Glasgow based club in 2018 for £9 million and has proved to be a great signing, with the player smashing 64 goals in 130 appearances.

But now amid so much interest, he could be tempted to move to the Premier League where he would likely get a bumper pay rise. And now that the Hoops are out of the Champions League, the likelihood of the player’s leaving Celtic Park this summer has increased.

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