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Report: Arsenal leading Newcastle in race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

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Report: Arsenal leading Newcastle in race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

The Daily Express has claimed that Arsenal are beating Newcastle United in the race to sign Celtic goal machine Odsonne Edouard this summer, who has starred in a free-scoring Celtic side.

Edouard, 22, has been on fire for the Scottish champions this season – scoring an enormous 27 goals in 46 league and cup appearances, while also laying on a huge 19 assists. He has a contract at Celtic until the summer of 2022.

The report claims Celtic want a whopping £40million for the ex-Paris Saint-Germain striker, but the current global health crisis has reduced Celtic’s chance of commanding such a fee. Arsenal and Newcastle are both keen.

 

However, The Gunners are said to be leading Newcastle in the race to sign the France Under-21 international, despite The Toon being ‘very keen’ to land the Celtic star. It remains to be seen whether Edouard would prefer Arsenal or Newcastle.

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TBR’s view – Which move would benefit Edouard?

Arsenal have a chance of qualifying for Europe and to work under Mikel Arteta alongside the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and others is tantalising. He would form a reunion with Kieran Tierney.

But unless Aubameyang and Lacazette depart, Edouard would hardly get the first-team game time he requires to show off his goalscoring feats. At Newcastle, he would be first choice – given the poor form of Joelinton.

Surely a move to Newcastle would be much more beneficial for the French striker.

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