Alan Brazil touts Celtic 'cool dude' for sensational reunion with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City

TalkSPORT pundit Alan Brazil has argued that former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers would take Odsonne Edouard at current club Leicester City “all day long”.
Brendan Rodgers and Odsonne Edouard (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)Brendan Rodgers and Odsonne Edouard (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers and Odsonne Edouard (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The French striker joined the Hoops during Rodgers’ hugely successful spell in Glasgow, and has gone on to establish himself as one of the most prolific strikers in Scottish football.

The prospect of him leaving Parkhead has been touted for some time, however, with the likes of Chris Sutton reiterating the idea that he is destined for a big money move in recent weeks.

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And Brazil is the latest pundit to address a potential summer exit.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I expect Celtic to be stronger next year, much stronger.

“They may lose Edouard up front, and he's probably one of their best players.

"They will bring in new players – it’s how far they go with the spending. They don’t normally do that, but the Celtic fans have to know who the manager who is going to take them forward now, and who’s coming and who’s going. It’s a brilliant support, a massive support.

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"He could go to the Premier League, he could, although sometimes he looks lazy. But I don’t see why not.

"He holds the ball up brilliantly, he’s got quick feet and he scores goals.

"I don’t see why he couldn’t play, for instance, at Leicester. Brendan would have him all day long because Vardy can’t keep going, can he?

"He’s a cool dude, he finishes lovely. He doesn’t panic.

"I don't know how good he is because I don’t think he’s been tested against the highest players, but I would give him a chance.”

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