Celtic’s Odsonne Édouard will join Leicester with the announcement waiting for Celtic to confirm their new manager, according to the Times.
According to Douglas Alexander, writing in the Times [£], the 23-year-old wanted to reunite with his former Celtic boss, Brendan Rodgers and it is that which swayed things in Leicester’s favour.
Leicester and Arsenal have been the two clubs most consistently linked with a move for the player who cost £8m from PSG in 2018 and has scored 83 goals (with 37 assists) in 168 games in Scotland. This, after only scoring four goals in 28 games before his move.
Back in April, it was claimed that Arsenal were trying to derail Leicester City’s move for Édouard but it appears that they were unsuccessful, if they actually did try.
It was also claimed at that time that a deal could be done for a fee in the region of £15m-£20m and the Times report Leicester are paying £15m for him which has been a consistent figure throughout the life of this transfer saga.
Celtic are waiting on approval from UEFA to appoint Ange Postecoglou. The Australian, currently in charge of Yokohama F. Marinos with whom Celtic have agreed compensation, “does not possess European coaching qualifications, so must apply for an exemption based on his experience.”