Celtic Willing to Break 17-year-old Record to Sign Ligue 1 Star


Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are reportedly interested in signing PSG’s Odsonne Edouard at a bargain price, which could see Jack Marriot break a record.

If Celtic were to break their 17-year-old transfer record for a striker this summer, it seemed Odsonne Edouard will be the one to receive the honour.

But the 20-year-old loan star from Paris Saint-Germain loanee, who Celtic are craving to have him join them on a permanent basis after he netted 11 goals last season, could be cheaper than expected. The mail states that the powerful striker could join for an initial fee of £5 million, which is cheaper than the Hoops paid for John Hartson and Chris Sutton all the way back in 2001.

Instead, will the honour of making a new history at Parkhead be handed to another striker his summer?

As per a report by the Scottish Sun earlier this month, Celtic have been keeping tabs on the prolific Peterborough United forward Jack Marriott, who scored a remarkable 33 goals in across all competitions last season and finished the campaign as the most lethal striker in the Football League.

And new report made by the Sun claim Peterborough increased their asking price to £6.5 million with the 23-year-old becoming top target for several clubs.

Therefore, if Celtic were to meet Peterborough’s demands, Marriott would be the most expensive player in the Scottish Champion’s history, costing £500,000 more than the legendary duo of Sutton and Hartson.

But with Celtic getting close to sealing a deal for Edouard, time will tell whether they will act on their interest in Marriott. Ultimately, any deal for the Posh striker probably depends on the future of Moussa Dembele.