Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard but face competition from a number of Premier League club – and it means Kris Boyd’s prediction from October about the Frenchman could come true.
Edouard, 22, has been in stunning form for Celtic this season – having a hand in 46 goals during his 42 league and cup appearances. Indeed, the France Under-21 striker has scored 27 times for the Scottish champions, laying on 19 assists.
The Daily Mirror claims Arsenal have noticed Edouard’s stunning form, and are keen to lure him to The Emirates in the summer – the same path taken by Kieran Tierney who moved to north London last summer.
However, the report claims Leicester and Everton are also keen. Last month, Boyd claimed in his Sun column that he believed Edouard could play for the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United – and now reports claim that could be about to come true.
“For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton,” Boyd said back in October.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at the club is in doubt. With his contract expected to enter the final 12 months, the Arsenal skipper has been linked Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Alexandre Lacazette has been poor and could also leave , with Mikel Arteta preferring Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli. A new striker could be the order of the day for Arsenal, and Boyd’s prediction about Edouard may be about to ring true.