Odsonne Edouard is a ‘leading target’ for Newcastle United this summer, according to The Northern Echo.
The 22-year-old has been in stunning form since moving to Parkhead in the summer of 2017, with the striker proving himself as one of the top young strikers in Europe.
This included scoring 21 goals in 27 appearances this as the Bhoys secured another league title.
As a result this has led to significant interest from clubs on the continent, including Arsenal and Leicester City who are credited with an interest.
While admitting that interest from the Premier League is flattering, Edouard was keen to stress that his focus is solely on Celtic and the challenge of getting back to playing football.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about the reported interest, Edouard said: “It shows you are working hard and doing the right things as a player.
“It is flattering, but I just concentrate on trying to play well for Celtic. That’s what I am focused on at the moment.”
He added: “Winning 10 in a row is very important for the club, the players and the fans.
“Of course, I would love to be part of it. No one knows what will happen in the future but I want to be a part of it.
“My first target right now is to play football again after so much time away from the pitch. I only set personal targets for myself once the season actually starts.
“At the moment, I am still under contract with Celtic and my priority is to get back playing again. In the future, we will see what happens.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
Few can argue with the interest that Odsonne Edouard is attracting.
The striker’s form for Celtic has been outstanding, and in my opinion, he is deserving of an opportunity to stretch himself in a better standard of league.
A move to Arsenal or Leicester City would be huge for him, and more than that I believe that his skillset is perfectly suited to being a success at either of those clubs.
Celtic will be doing all that they can to keep hold of him – and rightly so.
However it seems that any move to give him a new contract will be more of an effort to drive up their asking price, rather than convincing him to stay for another three or four years.
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