Celtic slap huge price tag on in-demand striker

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Odsonne Edouard is likely to be one of the big talking points of the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old has been in stunning form since moving to Celtic 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, Leeds United and Leicester City who are credited with an interest.

Borussia Dortmund were also said to be keen, but have since ended their interest.

But anyone who is interested will have to pay a substantial amount.

According to Football Insider, Celtic have slapped a £40million price tag on the striker.

It's claimed that the Scottish side are keen to keep hold of the attacker for at least one more season and are hoping to deter any interested parties.

Odsonne Edouard is bound to play a big role in the club's hopes of being crowned Scottish championship next term.

While Rangers have aspirations of kicking on next term and providing viable competition, the target at Parkhead is much more ambitious.

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Coming away as Champions next term will mean that Celtic have made in 10 titles in a row - something that their rivals will certainly find difficult to stomach.

However if the Bhoys are to do that then they'll need to make sure that they keep hold of players like the £40m-rated star.

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.

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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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