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Reported Leeds United target Odsonne Edouard is an old friend of Jean-Kevin Augustin

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Reported Leeds United target Odsonne Edouard is an old friend of Jean-Kevin Augustin

The duo played together at Paris Saint-Germain.

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. 

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. 

He would essentially arrive as a replacement for Jean-Kevin Augustin, whose loan deal at Elland Road has unfortunately not paid off. 

Which is certainly interesting, given the pair’s history. 

NYON, SWITZERLAND – APRIL 18: (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Both Edouard and Augustin came through the youth system at PSG. 

Augustin is a year above Edouard in terms of development but both were considered top prospects at the French club. In fact, Edouard was named the PSG academy’s player of the year in 2015, one year after Augustin received the same award. 

 

The pair even started up front together as PSG lost the UEFA Youth League final to Chelsea 2-1 in 2016.

In another era, both would have likely become regulars in the French capital. These days, PSG just buy new talent when they need it. 

So Edouard headed to Celtic where he has thrived and is now valued at around £25 million (The Sun) whilst Augustin has stalled slightly at Leipzig. 

The latest disappointment for Augustin, following a poor loan spell at Monaco, was at Leeds and now it seems that the West Yorkshire club might be looking to bring his former PSG team-mate to Elland Road. 

If so, Leeds fans will just be hopeful Edouard has a more impactful stint with the club. 

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