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].
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).
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:
They have to give PSG 40 percent of that haha.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) March 4, 2021
£60m to £15m just like that. 🤣
— Borna Barrowclough (@shermo999) March 4, 2021
— William Stanley (@WilliamStan88) March 5, 2021
Ouch that's got to hurt.
Only 6M profit, 40% of which goes straight to PSG (2.4M). So only a profit of 3.6M for Celtic.
Not quite the 40M we were told about is it 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— 🇫🇮 King Kamara 🇫🇮 (@Predator1986) March 4, 2021
40 million they said, last week it was 22 million, now it’s 15 million ….. they won’t even get that! pic.twitter.com/EGjLYTrEkC
— s ferguson (@fiftyfivetitles) March 5, 2021
Rodgers swooping in to the fire sale🤣🤣
— Michael (@Ml19dy76) March 5, 2021
Sellick could’ve cashed it last summer but their Board hung onto him for Terry Munro. They saw Ranjurs coming their fans didn’t
— Jimmy Finlayson (@LoyalFinlayson) March 4, 2021
Lucky to break even
— GordyA🇬🇧🏴🏇 (@Gordygfl) March 5, 2021
But but but he’s worth 60 million 😂😂🤣
— Ted (@IBoyd1966) March 5, 2021
— AMS1872 (@arthur_mac74) March 5, 2021
— Stevie Souness (@steviesouness) March 4, 2021
Thought he was worth £50-60million? 😂😂😂
— Renegade (@Renegade_uk100) March 5, 2021
I think there's a difference though, we'll be coming off a high from a title win with huge opportunity of CL football as an incentive for players to stay.
But warning is there although Edouard was never going for £30/£40M regardless of contract IMO.
— Chris McLaughlin (@ChrisMcL16) March 4, 2021
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.