Leeds will look to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they are promoted to the Premier League this season, a report from The Daily Mirror has claimed.
Edouard joined Celtic from French champions PSG back in the summer of 2017, and has gone on to score 62 goals in just 126 appearances for the club, helping them win three straight domestic trebles in Scotland.
Perhaps not surprisingly therefore, it seems as though Edouard is now starting attract a significant amount of attention from elsewhere.
According to the latest reports, Leeds will look to secure the service of the 22-year-old, if they end their long wait for a return to the Premier League this season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently in a strong position to do just that, with the Yorkshire club currently top of the Championship table, six points clear of third-placed Brentford with five games of the season remaining.
However, that does not mean that securing the signature of Eduoard will be easy for the Whites.
Champions League-chasing Leicester are also said to be interested in signing the French youth international, while it is not surprising to see that Celtic are reportedly keen to retain the services of the forward.
As things stand, there are currently two years remaining on Edouard’s contract at Celtic, securing his future with the club until the end of the 2021/22 season, and putting Celtic in a strong position to negotiate any offers that come in this season.
Even so, Leeds do need to add to their attacking options this summer, especially if they are promoted, and Edouard’s record in Scotland certainly suggest he would be a more than suitable candidate to fulfil that role.
Add to that the interest from elsewhere there is in Edouard, and the fact that Celtic will be desperate to keep their prised asset, and it seems that the signing of Edouard would not only be a really good piece of business from Leeds, but also a significant statement of intent ahead of their potential return to the Premier League.