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As Celtic’s season goes from bad to worse and their defense of the Scottish Premiership title is in shambles, Peter Lawwell will desperately search for a way to start over.
Near the top of his list will surely have to do with figuring out Odsonne Edouard’s future at the club. French was linked with a move away in the summer transfer window, but the deal didn’t materialize, and it now looks like the forward won’t be leaving Parkhead until the end of the season.
Football Insider affirm that the term – valued at £ 25 million by the Hoops: “He’s willing to wait until the summer to get a major money transfer from Celtic,” and that “he’s in no rush to leave Parkhead and would rather secure the best pro play for him in the summer.” . “
When should Celtic sell Edouard?
If Edouard’s time at the club comes to an end sooner rather than later, then Celtic will have to look for a replacement, and they could secure a canny successor in Kasper Junker, with the forward. revealing through The Athletic he is open to moving in the midst of ties with the Hoops.
The 26-year-old has been a revelation for Bodo / Glimt, sacking 27 goals in 25 league games and 11 more assists in the competition also last season.
Talking to 67 hailNorwegian football expert Jonas Giæver said: “It’s a number 9, a fox in the box. I think he is also much more, he is very technical, very good with his back to the goal. You can set up your teammates and find space in the area. Bodø / Glimt has done it perfectly, in terms of bringing numbers to the box. He always finds some space and finishes first most of the time.
“If you’re looking for an absolute striker, who doesn’t need a lot of chances to score a goal, then he’s your man.”
Celtic, of course, know all about a prolific Scandinavian forward, having witnessed ‘The King’, Henrik Larsson, score a ton of goals during his time at the club. compensated 242 goals in 315 games.
His former Barcelona teammate, Sylvinho, remarked that: “His best qualities were concentrated in the penalty area. He was really smart in his movements and knew how to use his body to win his individual battles. And of course, it made ending look easy. “
While it would be too naive to suggest that Junker can make something close to the kind of brand Larsson did at Celtic, there are certainly elements of the Swede’s game and style of play in the 26-year-old.
If the Hoops are looking for someone to become Edouard’s successor, surely they should try to get Junker.