Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is reportedly wanted by Arsenal and Crystal Palace.

Arsenal are facing competition for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard from Crystal Palace, according to France Football.

The French publication has claimed that Palace and Arsenal are among a number of clubs who want to secure the services of Edouard in the summer transfer window.

Lyon and AS Monaco are also reported to be keeping tabs on the 22-year-old French forward, who has been described as “phenomenal” by his Celtic team Ryan Christie to The Scottish Sun.

Stats

According to WhoScored, Edouard – who stands at 6 ft 2 in – has scored 22 goals in 27 Scottish Premiership matches, and has scored three goals and provided two assists in six Europa League games for Celtic so far this season.

Leaving Celtic

Amid the current economic uncertainty due to the global health crisis, it remains to be seen if clubs spend a lot of money in the summer transfer window.

Celtic are unlikely to sell Edouard on the cheap, as he is a key figure in manager Neil Lennon’s side and the Hoops need him to win big trophies next season as well.

Thomas Partey clarification

Meanwhile, Thomas Partey’s agents have posted a message clarifying the player’s situation.

Partey’s father, Jacob, was quoted as saying by The Mirror and Metro among other media outlets that he has spoken to the 26-year-old defensive midfielder.

Jacob Partey was quoted as saying that his son and Atletico Madrid star has told him that talks are going on with Arsenal.

Football.London has quoted Partey’s agent, JJ Sports, as saying: “Quick Note !!! in the midst of transfer period – a lot of stories are created, manufactured and also alleged until the final day of the transfer period. Mostly adds up to the hype and promotion of the beautiful game.

“Father of Thomas Partey might have said something but we can also put everything aside and respect the official communication of his management JJS Sports.

“At this period a lot of persons (some media personnel) in search of exclusive stories would want to produce on conversations around just to suit their agenda.

“The fact is that, any statement heard was an opinion clearly misinterpreted to suit a particular agenda. There has been nothing officially communicated or no such conversations between the player and anybody.

“There is absolutely no truth in what the player’s dad had allegedly to have said. We wish the media and all fans will embrace the official message from the player’s agent and not any family member or friend.

“We are not in normal times, let’s keep believing everything will be back to normal and football will take its place once more in the heart of many.”

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