Determined to rise above last season’s achievements, Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has secured the services of Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard, as a possible striking partnership with Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho.
The coach had searched the four corners of the earth looking for a formidable partnership for Nigeria ace, Iheanaho shortly after their disappointing finish on the Premier League table.
According to the information monitored by sportinglufe.ng from Leicester City’s camp, the coach has almost sealed the deal for the Celtic striker, by beating both AC Milan and Arsenal to the signing of the player billed to also support Jamie Vardy in the attack.
Rodgers is also on the lookout for someone who can be a long-term successor of Vardy.
Edouard has been heavily linked with a move to the King Power Stadium for some time, but now it seems that a transfer may have taken a step closer.
According to the Times, City have ‘won’ the race to sign the France Under-21 international this summer, despite interest from both Arsenal and Inter Milan.
The report stated that Edouard will cost City £15 million with the deal ‘expected to be sanctioned’ when Celtic confirmed the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as their new manager.
It is said that Edouard has chosen to join City this summer over the other clubs, as he looks to reunite with former manager Rodgers.
The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 26 Scottish Premiership appearances in the season just gone and has scored a total of 83 goals in 168 appearances for the Scottish giants.
Edouard has just one year remaining on his contract at Celtic Park, meaning that City have secured the player for a reduced fee as Celtic look to cash in instead of losing him for nothing next summer.