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Andy Halliday thinks Brendan Rodgers will look to sign Celtic player for Leicester City

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Andy Halliday thinks Brendan Rodgers will look to sign Celtic player for Leicester City

Andy Halliday has told Open Goal’s Right In The Coupon that Brendan Rodgers might look to lure Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to Leicester City in the summer – with the Frenchman expected to leave the Hoops come the summer.

Edouard, 23, has finally rediscovered his form – netting eight goals in his last six Scottish Premiership fixtures, finding the back of the net in all of those outings. He has risen to the top of the Scottish Premiership goalscoring rankings.

The former PSG striker has netted 19 goals in 29 games for Celtic, and now boasts stats of 80 in 157 appearances – while also laying on 35 assists. A move in the summer, though, is expected as Celtic look to plan a rebuild following losing 10 in a row.


Discussing the striker’s future at Celtic and the kind of club he could join, ex-Rangers man and current Hearts midfielder Halliday suggested that Edouard is good enough to play in the top six – and reckons Rodgers will look to sign him.

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“I think he could go somewhere, to then go to a top-six English club. Similar to what Dembele has done – moving to Lyon and is now at Atletico. He’s a big reason why Celtic have dominated over the last couple of years,” Halliday said.

“He is up there with in the top three players in the league. It is surprising he is the top scorer in the league, but he is obviously a top player. I wouldn’t be surprised if Leicester comes in for him. Jamie Vardy is 34, he could be his replacement.”

TBR’s view – Leicester and Edouard makes sense

There are other Premier League clubs that might want a striker – West Ham need cover for Michail Antonio, Tottenham might decide not to sign Carlos Vinicius permanently, Everton might not extend Josh King’s contract at Goodison Park.

But Leicester are just another example of that list. Jamie Vardy, as Halliday states, is 34 and while he is showing no signs of slowing down, he might have to begin to reduce his game time over the next couple of seasons.

Having an adequate replacement is key for Leicester, especially if they qualify for Champions League football. Edouard would be ideal, especially given Rodgers brought him to Celtic. A no-brainer for all involved.

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