Daily Mail Confirm Arsenal Target Odsonne Edouard Set for £15m Move

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PERTH, SCOTLAND: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with teammate Tomas Rogic after scoring their team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St. Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

PERTH, SCOTLAND: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with teammate Tomas Rogic after scoring their team’s second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St. Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leicester City are close to agreeing a £15m deal to sign reported Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard from Celtic, according to a report.

The Daily Mail report that Odsonne Edouard is set for a reunion with former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City, with the Foxes believing they’ve won the race for his signature.

The player has reportedly indicated he wants the move, and a deal for around £15m is close to being agreed – although it’s set to contain a sizeable sell-on clause. Rodgers sees Edouard as the long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy.

Recent reports suggested Arsenal were also in the race for Edouard. The Daily Mail confirm that the Gunners were one of the sides courting him, but insist that Leicester will be his next destination.

Edouard is having another prolific season up front for Celtic. He’s scored 20 goals in all competitions with another four assists as well. He’s on a particularly strong run in 2021, scoring nine in 10 games.

The 23-year-old scored 28 goals in 2019/20, 22 goals in 2018/19, and 11 goals in 2017/18. He seems to be getting better with each passing season, and that’s evidently why Leicester are pushing to get the deal done now.

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