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Paul Robinson has said that Odsonne Edouard would be a “huge, huge signing” for Leeds after the Celtic striker was linked with a move to Elland Road.
The Mirror claimed that Leeds were plotting an “ambitious” move for Edouard after Jean-Kevin Augustin returned to RB Leipzig.
The 22-year-old has scored 60 goals in 126 games for the Scottish champions after his £9m move north of the border.
Taling exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Edouard would be a huge, huge signing. £17m for Augustin or Odsonne Edouard, there’s no comparison.
“We’re talking about proven strikers. Edouard, Mitrovic, they’re proven strikers. Mitrovic in the Championship, Edouard in the Scottish Premiership. It’s a different level.
“I think you’d take Edouard above Augustin all day long. He’s been sent home for a reason. Edouard would be real signing to excited the fans.
“It shows where the club is and he’d be a massive signing for Leeds if they could pull it off. He’s scored 60 goals in two seasons for Celtic.
“He’s still only 22 as well. If Leeds are in the market for that kind of player… he’d be a huge, huge signing and I’d love to see him at Leeds. He’d fit perfectly into the team.”
That’s a ringing endorsement for a player who could really thrive in the Premier League.
He wouldn’t come cheap though and if he was available, we imagine other Premier League sides would be interested.
Celtic want to keep hold of him as they aim to win ten titles in a row for the first time in the history of the Premiership.
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