Arsenal targeting £35m-rated Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s replacement

Odsonne Edouard is valued at £35m (Picture: Getty)
Odsonne Edouard is valued at £35m (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is interested in signing Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard this summer as the Spaniard looks to bolster his frontline.

The Frenchman’s value has skyrocketed since joining the Bhoys from Paris Saint-Germain in a club record £9m deal.

The 22-year-old’s bagged 62 goals in 126 appearances in Scotland and Celtic are already fighting off competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs for the striker’s signature.

Celtic are keen to give Edouard a new deal but they’re realistic about their prospects of keeping him and cashing in on their prised asset could offset some of the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Lennon’s side value the forward at £35m and Le10 Sport claim Arsenal are monitoring Edouard’s situation with a view to making a bid this summer.

Aubameyang is valued at around £50m (Picture: Getty)
Aubameyang is valued at around £50m (Picture: Getty)

Arteta is particularly keen on a forward because the Gunners fear that they will lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

The Gabon international has one year to run on his deal at the Emirates and he’s attracted attention from Barcelona.

Arsenal are still hopeful they he can be convinced to stay but negotiations over a new deal have subsided and the Gunners will listen to bids of around £50m, particularly if they miss out on Champions League qualification.

Arteta’s preference remains to keep Aubameyang, particularly as he’s club captain.

Should the Spaniard be forced into sellling to buy, he’d rather raise funds through the sale of Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman has found playing time hard to come by under Arteta and is valued at around £35m.

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