Exclusive: Liverpool’s £60,000/week contract offer to Frenchman that Arsenal are in talks with

Liverpool would have paid Odsonne Edouard as much as £60,000 per week if he’d agreed to move to the Merseyside club but the French forward rejected the Reds.

Last week, we exclusively reported that Edouard rejected Liverpool’s approach despite a phone call from manager Jurgen Klopp. The German personally spoke to the Celtic man but he was unconvinced of his role with the current Premier League champions.

Liverpool wanted him to move to Anfield, with Divock Origi set to leave the club in search of more game time.

However, with concerns over his game time, he rejected the offer and with the likes of Arsenal, AS Monaco and Ligue 1 leaders Lille interested, he’s not short on options. The Gunners are in preliminary talks with his agent over a move to the Emirates.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on November 23, 2019, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In 37 games this season for Celtic, he’s scored 20 goals and assisted 6 times. In total, he’s played 2823 minutes which highlights how much he’s enjoying playing and why he’s not willing to sacrifice on game time to seal a big move to Anfield.

After we learnt that he’d rejected a move to Liverpool, Anfield Central has now been told that with Origi on his way out this summer, the Reds were willing to offer Eduoard the same £60,000/week wages that the Belgian is on.

While they’re not record-breaking wages, it’s much higher than the £19,000 a week he’s currently on and pretty decent for a backup striker even at a club like Liverpool.

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PERTH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 14: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St. Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 14, 2021, in Perth, Scotland. PHOTO BY IAN MACNICOL/GETTY IMAGES.

Origi has started just two Premier League games this season. Although he will always be remembered as a cult hero after his brace against Barcelona in the famous Champions League comeback, he’s no longer contributing at Liverpool.

Michael Edwards is actively tracking forwards and trying to find the right man, with reports linking Liverpool with an exciting striker from the Eredivisie.

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