Tottenham Hotspur have scouted Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard on numerous occasions this season, according to a report from The Sunday Times.
The report claims that several English clubs are keen on the French striker, but only Tottenham are named. Spurs have reportedly ‘scouted him regularly’ throughout an impressive 2019-20 campaign in which the 22-year-old has scored 27 goals and provided 19 assists in 45 games for Celtic.
Tottenham reportedly see Edouard as a perfect option to battle Harry Kane for the starting role and provide much-needed back-up to the England captain should he suffer injury.
However, Celtic boss Neil Lennon is quoted by the report as stating his belief in being able to convince Edouard to stay for the Bhoys’ 10-in-a-row campaign.
“It’s inevitable there will be speculation surrounding Odsonne because of the player and talent he is.
“He hasn’t said anything to me about wanting to go. Whether that changes over the next while, we don’t know, but we have him on a really good contract and we are in a strong position to rebuff any interest in him. We don’t want to sell him. We are happy with him and he seems quite happy here.
“We are going for ten in a row and that might be a big motivating factor for him to stay.”
Celtic would seemingly want at least £25 million for Edouard, who has just two years left on his current deal in Glasgow.
Given Tottenham’s current situation amid the global health crisis, it would appear transfers of that value are not currently on the club’s agenda.
Instead, Spurs are set to look at potential swap deals and free transfers, so there is perhaps an option there regarding a Tottenham player heading in the other direction.
Tottenham fans will no doubt be happy to hear about the interest in Edouard, considering his excellent form this season. Unfortunately, it would appear that this summer may not be an appropriate time for Spurs to secure a deal for the Celtic front-man.