'Phenomenal' – Exclusive: Leeds-linked striker could find lure of PL too much to resist - pundit

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Paul Robinson has said that he thinks Premier League clubs will make a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer. 

Leeds have been linked with an ‘ambitious’ move for the striker by the Mirror and Robinson said the player has a “phenomenal work rate”.

The new Scottish Premiership season has started already and Edouard got off to a flier, notching a hat-trick against Hamilton.

Celtic want to keep hold of him but might well have to fend off top-flight sides in England, including Leeds.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “There’s always the draw of the Premier League – you can never rule out a move for him.

“He had such a fantastic season for Celtic last season and he’s started off in exactly the same vein again this campaign.

“Edouard along with Mitrovic would be in my top three strikers that I’d like Leeds to sign.

“They’re looking for a replacement for Bamford or a striker to play with him, and I think Edouard would be brilliant.

“I said last season that it would be key for Celtic to keep hold of him for as long as possible, with the amount of goals that he gets and everything he does off the ball.

“He’s got an absolutely phenomenal work rate, he drops out wide, brings other players in… I’ve been really impressed by him.

“If Celtic can keep hold of him it will be a real coup for them. But I think that Premier League clubs will come in for him. I’m really impressed by him.”

Bamford has earned his shot in the Premier League but Leeds will be buying another striker to take into the top-flight.

They’ve been linked with Edouard and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins, with Wigan’s Joe Gelhardt arriving for the Under-23s.

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