Arsenal have been tipped to make a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer, per Football Insider.
The forward has been in exceptional form this season, scoring 27 goals and registering 19 assists for the Scottish giants.
His contract is currently set to expire in 2022, however, and Noel Whelan believes that there is interest from the Gunners in securing the 22-year-old’s signature this summer.
He said: “I think there’s a question mark right now because of how good he’s been at Celtic – I’m hearing whispers of Arsenal and other teams in the English Premier League being interested.
“There’s always that worry but there’s that worry in the Premier League as well – if you’re doing well there’s always going to be people sniffing about and looking. That’s just part and parcel of a good player and a goal scorer.
“It’s one of those nervy times between now and the start of next season that every fan goes through. If he’s that adamant he wants to be part of that (10 titles in a row), then there shouldn’t be too many discussions going on, he must have made his decision.
“If it’s coming down to financial, there’s just no way that Celtic can compete with the English top-four, they just can’t.
“If he really wants it and this is what he’s coming out and saying, and he’s not just saying it to pacify and please people, put pen to paper and get it done then.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Arsenal have been here before.
They signed Kieran Tierney from the Scottish champions last summer and business relations could well be opened yet again.
Edouard is undoubtedly an excellent striker and one has to think he is a gamble worth taking.
While not every player is able to adapt to playing in the Premier League after a stint in Scotland’s top-flight, Edouard has a goalscoring record that most top forward would envy.
In total, he has netted 60 goals in 126 games for the club and it feels as though he is ready to make the next step.
A move to north London would certainly represent that.
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