Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is reportedly set for a £15m move to Leicester and it has Rangers fans in stitches after years of overhyping the striker’s value at Parkhead.

Gers fans have had to put with over-zealous reporting regarding the likes of Odsonne Edouard and just about every player in the Celtic side with reports once claiming the Parkhead club wanted £40m for the Frenchman [Daily Mail].

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Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is set for a cut-price Parkhead exit, according to reports. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That report also claimed that Edouard has a sell-on clause which means 40% of any sale goes back to PSG, the club Celtic splashed out £9m to sign Edouard from in 2018.

Now, the same newspaper is claiming that Leicester City have won the race for the forward with Edouard, 23, set to link up with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League [Daily Mail].

That report claims the cut-price fee has been agreed with Edouard entering the final year of his contract and Celtic putting a sell-on fee of their own into the deal.

If reports are to be believed – and there is some speculation regarding the PSG sell-on clause – then Celtic stand to make 60% of the £15m fee which means they’ll break even on the player (£9m).

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Some fans have consoled themselves with the notion it’s 40% of the profit that PSG receive – although this is not implicitly implied anywhere official – meaning they’d make a £3.6m profit.

Whilst some Celtic fans will claim this is decent business given his success at Parkhead it’s not quite the earth-shattering fee Edouard has been talked up with over the last few years.

The fact Celtic won’t even make a profit on one of their only sellable assets is of great entertainment to Rangers fans who laughed off those earlier media reports:

 

Rangers fans continue to pile on the misery over their Celtic counterparts with the club’s supporters only just beginning to ramp up the celebrations.

Terrified Celtic fans want these to begin early with the club’s fans willing their team to “throw” this weekend’s match with Dundee United.

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