Premier League clubs put off transfer swoop for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard due to striker's £85k-a-week wage demands08/15/2021
ODSONNE EDOUARD’S wage demands are putting off his Premier League fan club.
The Celtic hitman can go for around £15million and is a target for several English sides.
But the striker’s demands start at £85,000-a-week and rising as clubs look to strike a deal.
That figure was the main reason Southampton backed off from the chase last weekend and snapped up Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong instead.
Brighton have also looked closely at Edouard — with Graham Potter an admirer.
But his wages are a bit rich as they now search elsewhere for the solution to their chronic scoring problem.
Edouard is in the last year of his contract and Celtic won’t stand in his way if they get the right offer.
Boss Ange Postecoglou has benched him for the last three games and he could again be a sub against Hearts in the Premier Sports Cup.
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Edouard, 23, has the option of running down his contract and will be free to pen a pre-contract in January.
But Celtic would rather sell their record transfer signing now as they look to rebuild the squad.
The Hoops spent £9m to land Edouard from PSG on a permanent deal in the summer of 2018 after an initial loan.
The French giants have a sell-on clause, which is believed to be as much as 40 per cent of any profit from the fee.
Postecoglou insists Celtic are “ready” to cope with Edouard’s exit — with OH Leuven’s Thomas Henry a prime target.
But the Frenchman may have to lower his expectations to get a Premier League move in this window.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira could make a move for Edouard after he admitted he badly needed a new striker.
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