Serie A giants Napoli plotting £30m bid for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard after tracking his impressive performances over past two years
- Italian giants Napoli are plotting a £30m bid for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard
- They have been tracking the striker for two years and are extremely impressed
- Edouard has six goals already for Celtic this season and is catching the eye
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is wanted by Napoli.
Liverpool’s Champions League opponents have targeted the young French forward after taking note of his maturing performances over the past two years and his impressive start to this campaign.
Edouard has scored six goals already for Celtic this season and added four in two games for France U21s earlier this month, including two excellent individual strikes against Czech Republic U21s.
Italian giants Napoli are plotting a £30m bid for impressive Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard
His pace, size and cool finishing style have prompted comparisons with compatriot Nicolas Anelka and clubs around Europe are taking a keen interest.
Sampdoria, Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund have all expressed firm admiration for the 21-year old but Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli are willing to make a substantial offer for a player Celtic value around £30million.
Celtic signed Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 after he was spotted by club scout Mick Doherty and recommended by then head of recruitment Lee Congerton, now at Leicester City.
Celtic signed Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and he has led the line ever since
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have targeted the French forward after a series of impressive display
Though they had an initial chance to sign him outright for £5m, Celtic’s board chose to take him on a season loan with an option to buy.
He scored 11 goals in 29 appearances prompting PSG to sell the following summer at an increased price of £9m while also inserting a substantial sell-on clause.
Edouard though repaid a slice of that fee with 23 goals last season and is continuing to improve, fast forging a reputation as one of the most promising strikers in Europe.
Celtic are braced for a January bid but would likely postpone any sale talks until the summer.