Reported Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard admits securing a move to a “higher league” will be his priority when the time comes to walk away from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, speaking to Telefoot.
The Hoops’ £9 million record signing is in his fourth season at the Glasgow giants. And, in truth, few might have expected to see him last this long.
After scoring a stunning 28 goals in 2019/20, firing Celtic to a ninth successive league title and winning the division’s player of the year award, it was expected Edouard would follow in the footsteps of fellow Frenchman Moussa Dembele with a big-money move away from Scotland.
But, despite reported interest from Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Leicester City and others, £30 million-rated Edouard remains a Celtic player.
However, you’d get long odds on the France U21 international still wearing green and white this time next year.
“I’ve been here for three years and, for sure, when the time comes I’ll think about leaving and look for a higher league,” he says, translated by the Record.
“Right now I’m focused on this season and, when the right time comes, I’ll make the decision to go. Honestly, I haven’t really thought about (which country I will move to). I don’t know what the future holds.”
Earlier this month, Football London reported that with Alexandre Lacazette’s long-term future uncertain, Arsenal director Edu has been scouring the market for young strikers capable of becoming the Gunners’ new number nine.
As it stands, Edouard and Red Bull Salzburg goal-machine Patson Daka are top of Edu’s wish list.