A highly-rated Celtic forward is said to be attracting admiring glances from the Premier League and is expected to proceed if his evaluation is fulfilled.

Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard can be lured away from Celtic within the next transfer window in case a $25 million offer is tabled, states former Hoops star Frank McGarvey.

The French striker has starred in Scotland since finishing an initial loan move to Parkhead from Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017.

The highly-rated 22-year-old has reached 62 goals in 126 appearances for Celtic, together with that return to see him attract interest from the Premier League.

Arsenal are believed to view Edouard as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, together with the Gabonese however to sign a new contract at Emirates Stadium to spark significant questions of his future.

McGarvey expects offers from England to be sent north of the boundary within the forthcoming months, making it difficult to find out how they could be hauled back if the evaluation of a proven marksman is met.

A forward who spent five years together with all the Hoops in his playing times told the Scottish Sun: “I just enjoy watching Edouard. He’s that bit of magic in his feet, and he reminds me of Charlie Nicholas.

“You just know if he receives the ball just outside of the box another group is in trouble.

“Edouard has that capability to produce something from nothing since he’s such rapid feet.

“I believe someone will come in this summer and put $25 million on the desk for him. You can’t blame Celtic for carrying it, particularly in the current climate.

“I will be sorry to see him go since he’s an outstanding footballer. His temperament and his ability are truly top notch.”

“I know people talk about gamers staying for 10-in-a-row but that I do not know if all players have that emotional connection”

“But we are living in the real world, and I am not too certain if someone comes in and offers enormous money that Edouard will have the ability to say no to it.”

Edouard is tied into a contract with Celtic through to 2022, which should help the Hoops drive up his asking price in any discussions regarding a possible sale.