Aston Villa join the race for Leicester City target Odsonne Edouard


Aston Villa are thought to have joined the race to sign the Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

According to Leicester Mercury, Leicester City and Arsenal are keen on the player as well.

Brendan Rodgers has worked with the young Frenchman during his time as the Celtic manager and it is no surprise that he wants a reunion with the 23-year-old.

Edouard is one of the best players in Scotland and he has a massive future ahead of him.

The player was valued at £40 million last summer but Celtic have dropped the asking price closer to £20 million now and it will be interesting to see if the striker’s suitors are willing to pay up this summer.

Villa signed Ollie Watkins at the start of this season and the former Brentford striker has been quite impressive for them. However, the West Midlands club could definitely use more depth in the position and Edouard would be a solid long term signing for them.

Brazilian striker Wesley is set to return from his injury soon but it remains to be seen whether the player can recapture his peak form after a serious knee injury.

Meanwhile, Arsenal could lose Alexandre Lacazette in the summer and Edouard could be a useful option for them as well.

It will be interesting to see where the 23-year-old ends up in the summer.

Edouard has scored 20 goals for Celtic this season and he deserves to play at a higher level. Working with top-class players and managers in the Premier League could help him improve and fulfil his potential.

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