Celtic on brink of sealing deal for £7m French striker Thomas Henry – Glasgow Times

CELTIC are leading the way in the chase for Thomas Henry’s signature and are “on the brink” of finalising a deal for the striker – according to reports.

The big centre-forward currently plays for OH Leuven in Belgium and is hot on the heels of an impressive campaign in the Jupiler League where he scored 21 goals in 31 games.

The 26-year-old has maintained that form going into the new season and has three goals in as many outings this term, and is understood to be on the radar of several teams.

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However, the Scottish Sun are reporting that the Hoops have jumped to the front of the queue in the race for Henry – with the Parkhead club now in “pole position” to get a move pushed through.

According to the Sun, any transfer would require a fee of around £7million to convince Leuven to part with their prized asset – meaning the Belgian outfit would make a huge profit, having snapped up the bustling striker for just £400,000 two years ago.

Henry’s potential arrival could spell the beginning of the end for Odsonne Edouard, who is expected to leave Glasgow this summer in search of a new challenge.

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Premier League side Brighton are believed to be among the front runners for the French under-21 internationalist’s signature but could face competition from the likes of Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Jose Mourinho’s Roma.