Leeds are planning an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they win promotion to the Premier League.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa prioritized a new frontman this summer and Edouard, who has scored 28 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops, is high on his list of goals.
Celtics don’t want to lose the player while chasing “10 in a row”.
But that won’t stop Leeds league leaders from testing the waters to see if they can tempt the player south of the border.
The 22-year-old French international youth has scored 61 goals in just under one goal a match since arriving in Glasgow from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked in a move to bring Edouard to Leicester, but that won’t postpone an offer from Leeds if Bielsa brings them back to the top flight.
The Argentine manager is very particular about what he wants in a center forward.
The current White star Patrick Bamford has been heavily criticized for this term, but Bielsa has regularly endorsed his frontman.
The former Middlesbrough and Derby player is not as prolific as some of his counterparts, but adapts well to the Bielsa system which requires high printing and is based on possession.
Leeds added Jean-Kevin Augustin to the January transfer window as the Yorkshire club tried to attack the reinforcements.
But the attacker’s loan spell only saw him play a hand full of minutes and returned to RB Leipzig.
The German team, however, is firmly convinced that the agreement concluded between the two clubs means that Leeds must purchase the striker if promoted.
Reports suggest that the tax for Augustin could be in excess of £ 17 million.