Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could be a realistic target for Leeds United if they win promotion to the Premier League, according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay.
Edouard, 22, has been in sensational form for Celtic this season by being directly involved in 46 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions [transfermarkt].
He’s scored 27 of his own and assisted 19 to make him one of the most dangerous strikers in European football in the 2019/20 season.
And, based on what Hay has said in a live Q&A session on The Athletic’s website, the Frenchman is someone who’ll be in demand ahead of next season.
When asked if Edouard would be a realistic target if Leeds win promotion, the ex-Yorkshire Evening Post journalist wrote: “Off topic but I don’t see why not.
“Everyone in the SPL has a price because most players in the SPL want to progress to the Premier League.
“It would depend on budget and valuation (and on whether or not Bielsa even wanted him) but he’s been one of the stand-out players at Celtic.
“There’ll be interest in him.”
No one in Scotland has been able to stop Edouard from scoring and the Frenchman has even produced the goods in the Europa League for Celtic this season too.
Is he good enough for the Premier League?
Players in the Scottish Premiership are looked down upon by a lot of English football fans but you only have to think of players like Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama, Andrew Robertson and John McGinn who’ve rubbished that notion in recent years.
Leeds should be in the market for a new striker if they go up and Edouard is definitely someone who Victor Orta and Bielsa should consider.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are prepared to bid £13.1million for an international player.