Odsonne Edouard is poised to shatter Celtic’s transfer record in a deal worth £9million.
The French striker will complete a permanent move to Glasgow after the Parkhead club agreed a fee with Paris St Germain.
Given a deadline of Friday to exercise an option on the 20-year-old, the Scottish champions could pay £6.5m up front with the potential for another £2.2m in add-ons.
Odsonne Edouard is poised to shatter Celtic’s transfer record in a deal worth £9million
The highest transfer fee paid by a Scottish club since Rangers signed Tore Andre Flo from Chelsea for £12m in November 2000, the Odsonne deal will shatter the previous Celtic club record of £6m fees paid for Chris Sutton, John Hartson and Neil Lennon, respectively.
Odsonne spent last season on loan at Parkhead, scoring 11 goals – including a double in the 5-0 rout of Rangers which secured a seventh straight title.
Speaking after the young forward scored the winner in a 3-2 win at Ibrox in March, 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.’
PSG need to sell £53m worth of players by the end of June to comply with UEFA financial fair play (FFP) ‘break even’ regulations.
Odsonne’s arrival will inevitably trigger fresh speculation over the future of Moussa Dembele, a £20m target for Brighton in January.
Celtic sources, meanwhile, have dismissed talk of a move for free agent midfielder Sean Clare.