Odsonne Edouard: Celtic agree club record fee for PSG striker

By Kheredine IdessaneBBC Scotland
Odsonne Edouard scored 11 goals for Celtic last season
Celtic will need to break their transfer record to seal a deal for Edouard

Celtic have agreed a club record fee with Paris St-Germain for striker Odsonne Edouard and talks are "progressing" on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Celtic from PSG, scoring 11 goals.

BBC Scotland understand the French side were hoping to receive a transfer fee in excess of £8m.

Celtic's record outlay is the £6m paid for both Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

Speaking in March after Edouard scored the decisive goal in a 3-2 victory over Rangers at Ibrox, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers said: "He is one of the best young players I have worked with - his movement, his touch, his all-round play."

Edouard scored two more derby goals in a 5-0 win at Celtic Park in late April.

However, his season was curtailed by a hamstring injury which forced him to miss the club's Scottish Cup final success.

PSG need to sell 60m euros (£52.9m) worth of players by the end of June, to comply with financial fair play (FFP) rules.

Uefa introduced 'break-even' rules in 2013, requiring clubs to balance their spending with their revenue.

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