Ex-Celtic striker Andy Walker has suggested that his former club may need to sell striker Odsonne Edouard before the transfer window shuts due to the club’s finances.
The Hoops have not had any matchday revenue since February and the Sky Sports pundit believes the Scottish champions may consider offloading the Frenchman in order to balance the books:
“He is an outstanding talent, capable of playing for a top-six club in the Premier League and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Celtic took money for him now given how much cash they are burning every month with very little coming in.”
It’s very speculative from Walker, to say the least. He will have very little knowledge about the club’s income. They have sold out season tickets for this campaign so it isn’t like no money is coming in.
The likes of Arsenal, Brighton and Leicester have been linked with Edouard in recent months, but it’s unlikely that Celtic would consider selling up for anything less than £40m.
In the current financial climate, very few teams would be interested in paying that for the France Under 21 international and the likelihood is he will be staying around to try and win 10 in a row.