According to ex-Hoops manager John Barnes, Celtic may have the option to clutch Arsenal target, Odsonne Edouard, amid the Covid-19 emergency.
Edouard making the most of his best season before the coronavirus outbreak in March stopped playing in a Celtic pullover. The 22-year-old had scored 27 goals in all rivalries in 45 appearances, helping Neil Lennon ‘s side retain its supremacy over the Scottish football landscape.
For a ninth consecutive year in May, Celtic was awarded the title after the authorities agreed to scrap all remaining fixtures due to Covid-19 ‘s proceeded with the threat.
Speculation is currently mounting over the fate of Edouard before the summer transfer window, with Arsenal allegedly arranging a French-forward approach.
Celtic will have the option to retain a valued asset, to fix the tote strings likely with top clubs across Europe, and Barnes is sure that because of the financial implications of the coronavirus emergency after an all-encompassing period with no matchday income is coming in.
The previous supervisor of Hoops told BonusCodeBets: “Celtic is a great team. We realize that cash plays a colossal part in this, however, we don’t have a clue what’s going on this summer because I don’t believe you’re going to automatically observe £ 100 m and £50 m signings after Covid-19.
On Saturday, Lennon revealed that Celtic has already started talks with Edouard on another contract, with his current deal set to lapse in the summer of 2022.
Notwithstanding Celtic ‘s endeavors to tie the striker down to new terms, Barnes says his previous club will be utilized to sacrifice their best stars, given that the Scottish Premier League can not contend in the transfer market with Europe’s top divisions.
He added: “Celtic has no more frustration than if you are a top club in any league where you can not contend with England, Italy, Spain, France, and Germany financially.