Celtic reportedly willing to cash in on Liverpool target for as little as £8m

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Celtic are reportedly considering allowing Liverpool target Odsonne Edouard to leave for as little as £8m amid interest from Borussia Dortmund.

According to Football Insider, Dortmund are tracking Edouard ahead of a potential swoop for the striker at the end of the season and Celtic are preparing to sell him for between £8m and £10m as his contract dwindles down.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Leicester are all reportedly interested in the French centre-forward ahead of the summer transfer window.

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT 

If Liverpool are looking for a striker to come in and provide back-up to the frontline options, this could be a cheap and worthwhile deal for the club. For as little as £8m, Liverpool could bring in Edouard for £4m less than they are able to sell Divock Origi for this season – who the club are reportedly wanting £12m for in the summer transfer window.

It is difficult to judge whether or not Edouard would be able to adapt to English football. The attacker has scored 16 goals in the Scottish Premiership this season, but there have been examples in the past of players being prolific in Scotland before struggling to reach the same heights in England. For example, Gary Hooper scored 19 league goals for Celtic before his transfer to Premier League side Norwich in 2013, where he only managed six goals in 32 league appearances.

This means that it could be a gamble to bring Edouard to the club. However, £8m is not a massive figure for Liverpool to waste if the transfer does not work out, whilst it could end up being a bargain if he is able to translate his goalscoring ability over to the Premier League and become a useful option for Jurgen Klopp.