According to an ‘exclusive’ from the Daily Mail, Newcastle United were planning to ‘spend big’ on Odsonne Edouard this summer – but have now been told the Celtic star is strictly not for sale.
Steve Bruce’s son, Alex Bruce, has also commented on the situation in the same article, saying the Frenchman is no longer a viable option for his dad, with Celtic refusing to even ‘discuss a price’ for the forward.
Bruce junior, along with The Mail, cite Celtic’s demand for their 10th title win in a row as the primary reason for their refusal to relinquish the services of the 22 year old forward.
“I don’t think he’ll leave. I’ve got it on pretty good authority that I don’t think he’s going to go anywhere.
“Celtic have really dug their heels in, totally, by all accounts people can’t even get a price for him. If they can keep him, which they’re digging their heels in to try and keep him, it would be fantastic for Celtic.
“They’ll want to go and do well and Europe and cement that 10-in-a-row that they’re desperate to do this season. Apparently all the players you might think might be of interest to other clubs.“
Edouard would have been a signing tailor-made for Newcastle United, who are in desperate need of goals.
He scored 22 in just 27 league games for Celtic last season, whilst contributing 12 assists, and has started their 2020/21 campaign with four goals in their opening three games in all competitions.
To fans dismay, NUFC reporter Craig Hope reported yesterday that Ashley will once again act with frugality in the transfer market, meaning big money deals may not materialise this summer, and it seems Edouard is one of many we may be unable to attract.