Sport Odsonne Edouard tipped for Celtic exit in this window as pundit claims club are 'burning' cash
Neil Lennon in Odsonne Edouard Celtic transfer update as he plans for 'outrageous' scenario
The Parkhead boss is hopeful his star man will will not leave in the summer window. The French frontman was an unused sub in the 3-2 victory that put Lennon ’s men back to the top of the Premiership table.
Andy Walker claims Celtic could be forced to sellbefore the transfer window closes.
The pundit and former Parkhead star alleges the club are "burning" cash monthly as stadiums remain locked to supporters.
this week admitted Celtic are not immune to the impacts of closed door football and has been vocal in encouraging a safe solution to allow fans back in.
With large cash reserves, the Premiership champions are better placed than most and it would widely be regarded as a shock if Edouard was to depart this season.
Aston Villa eye move for Odsonne Edouard
Former Paris Saint-Germain starlet Odsonne Edouard still remains a strong target for several Premier League sides as Celtic could be in for a fight to hold onto their key striker before the transfer window closes. According to both Daily Express and the Daily Star, Aston Villa still remain as the leading contenders for the Frenchman’s signature – but face a race against time with only two weeks of the English transfer window remaining. Dean Smith’s side have already spend a considerable amount of money in bolstering their ranks over the summer with Ollie Watkins, Matty Cash, Bertrand Traore and Emiliano Martinez all arriving at the Midlands side as the Villans look to
Walker, however, insists he wouldn't be surprised.
He told: "Celtic's Odsonne Edouard is clearly destined to eventually play in a bigger league.
"He was voted by the Scottish football writers as their player of the year last season and it was an easy call to make.
"He is an outstanding talent, capable of playing for a top-six club in theand I wouldn't be at all surprised if took money for him now given how much cash they are burning every month with very little coming in."
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Celtic managed to bring in six players during the summer transfer window. AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt was the final addition, arriving on a season-long loan deal. The Uruguayan joins Vasilios Barkas, Albian Ajeti, Shane Duffy, Moi Elyounoussi and David Turnbull through the door at Celtic Park, and the Hoops’ recruitment team will more than likely be turning their attention to the January window. The turn of the year also gives the club the opportunity to explore pre-contract agreement deals with players who are out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 season.