Leeds 'will make Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard No 1 transfer target'

Leeds ‘will make Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard a No 1 transfer target’ if they secure promotion to the Premier League

  • Odsonne Edouard has impressed at Celtic since signing from PSG in 2018
  • The French striker has scored 61 goals, at a rate of just under one goal a game
  • Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is set to make the 22-year-old his top target
  • The Championship leaders are closing in on promotion to the Premier League 

Leeds United are reportedly set to make Celtic star striker Odsonne Edouard their top target this summer, should Marcelo Bielsa’s side as expected reach the Premier League. 

French youth international Edouard, who moved to Celtic Park from PSG two years ago, has scored 61 goals for Celtic – at an impressive rate of just under a goal a game. 

And with Leeds looking set for promotion, currently top of the Championship and clear of third place by six points with five games left, the Whites will make Edouard their No 1 target, according to The Mirror

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard has emerged as Leeds’ top target if they reach the Premier League

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly eyeing a new striker if his side get promoted 

However, the report details that Neil Lennon is keen to keep his top scorer, as they chase 10 Scottish Premier League titles in a row next season. 

Edouard has scored 28 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions this season, as Celtic won the top-flight yet again after the Scottish football season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 22-year-old has also been linked with Leicester, and a potential reunion with Brendan Rodgers at the King Power. 

He finished as the top scorer in the Scottish Premier League, with his 22 goals nine ahead of closest rival Jermain Defoe.  

Edouard has scored 28 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for the SPL champions

Leeds, meanwhile, are looking for a striker to front their first season back in the Premier League, should they gain promotion in the coming weeks. 

Current first-choice striker Patrick Bamford has been regularly criticised this season, though Bielsa has stuck by the former Chelsea man.

Bamford found the back of the net on Saturday, as the Championship leaders beat Blackburn Rovers 3-1 on the road. 

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