Leeds United tipped to sign Celtic 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 and Leicester City who are credited with an interest.

But according to The Mirror, Leeds United are now interested in a move.

Marcelo Bielsa's side are firmly on track to secure promotion to the Premier League, and if they can get themselves over the line then the Celtic man will become a target.

Leeds are making the addition of a striker a top priority this summer with Patrick Bamford proving to be inconsistent, and Jean-Kevin Augustin flattering to deceive since arriving in January.

While the Whites are obligated to sign the RB Leipzig striker on a permanent deal this summer it's unlikely that he'll play for Bielsa's side which means that a move for Edouard could gather pace.

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Discussing the interest, Kevin Phillips said that he would be 'a huge addition'.

Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: "It would be a massive coup.

“It is always a slight gamble bringing someone in from the Scottish Premiership because it is a big jump.

“But he has had a taste of European football and been a success. We have seen plenty of players come down from Celtic recently and perform.

“It would be a massive signing. Leeds will have a big draw because they are a huge club. Once the crowd get back to Elland Road, that place can create an atmosphere. Not on par with Celtic Park but they can half make a noise."

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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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