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Report: Leeds United want 33-goal Odsonne Edouard to spearhead Premier League campaign

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Report: Leeds United want 33-goal Odsonne Edouard to spearhead Premier League campaign

Leeds United are hoping to secure the Celtic striker if promoted to the top-flight.

Leeds United are reportedly eyeing up an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. 

That is according to a report from The Mirror, who suggest that the French striker will become a target for Leeds should they win promotion to the Premier League. 

Leeds are known to need a new striker, with Eddie Nketiah and Jean-Kevin Augustin providing the cover for Marcelo Bielsa favourite Patrick Bamford in attack. 

 

Edouard would hopefully bring a goal threat that Bamford sometimes struggles to offer. 

The Frenchman has been in sensational form for Celtic and the French under-21s this season. In all competitions for club and country, Edouard has scored 33 goals in 49 games in 2019-20. 

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 23:  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is the sort of form that caused his current boss Neil Lennon to suggest Edouard is a ‘world-class’, ‘unbelievable’, ‘special talent’ to the Daily Record in February. Meanwhile, team-mate Christopher Julien told the Herald that Edouard had the whole package and could become as good as Kylian Mbappe.

That has caught the eye of several top clubs across Europe, including Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio. 

But Leeds would be hoping the chance to spearhead an assault into the Premier League might convince Edouard into an Elland Road switch. 

He will not come cheap. A report from the Express in April suggested that Cetlic would only start considering offers for the player starting at £25 million. 

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