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Celtic’s massive sell-on dilemma

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Paris Saint Germain are due a chilling 40% cut on whatever transfer fee Celtic obtain for Odsonne Edouard.

The striker is a signing target for a number of EPL clubs but with that sell on clause the chances are moving slightly towards the striker staying with Celtic.

Last summer Kieran Tierney was sold to Arsenal for £25m, a similar deal on Edouard would see Celtic left with £15m after paying PSG £10m in the summer of 2018.

The Daily Mail revealed:

Celtic want at least £40million for Odsonne Edouard as they owe a 40 per cent sell-on fee to his former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Everton, Leicester City and Aston Villa are among the clubs to have asked about the 22-year-old while Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are likely to be priced out despite their interest.

Edouard’s representatives are due to hold talks over his future with Celtic ready to offer a new contract to convince him to stay for one more season as they bid for a 10th consecutive league title.

A £40m fee would leave Celtic with £24m. Whether the sell on relates only to the profit or the total figure remains unclear but it does throw some perspective on a potential sale.

Edouard has never suggested that he is looking for a move away but after being knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Ferencvaros Celtic are looking at a £30m hole in their accounts.

The sale of the former PSG man could plug that hole but if Celtic are only due to pick up 60% of that figure the sale of other players begins to look more attractive.

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