Kris Boyd was on Sky Sports trying to sell Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard. The former-Killie striker has wishfully tipped Manchester United, Brighton and Aston Villa – teams that could use some goals at the moment to sign the young Frenchman. Edouard, 21, has opened his U21s account with four goals in two games, which has no doubt caught the eye of numerous suitors.
As reported in The Scottish Sun, Boyd gave his opinion that Edouard, who is in his third season at the Scottish Champions, should be aiming to get into the French National squad by leaving the Scotland.
The £9million pound striker, who joined from PSG in 2018, has netted 42 times in 98 appearances for the Hoops and has been an integral part of the team. He goes from strength to strength and Boyd is hoping he is on his way out.
“Talk about playing with France, is it a possibility? Yes. Do I think he’ll do it with Celtic? No.
“That’ll be in the back of his mind, he’ll need to make that move if he’s going to get in the French squad”
Boyd said that he feels that Edouard will be looking to the summer before following Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney out the door as Celtic’s latest biggest fee received.
“I don’t think it’ll be January, but come next summer, if there’s something of £25-30million, which is reasonable for me, I think this guy will go to the very top.
“If I was Manchester United, I would come in and give the £25-30million in the summer.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if a Brighton or an Aston Villa come in and pay the £30million for Odsonne Edouard and then he goes again.”
Ironically, Boyd’s comments come on a day where Alfredo Morelos was allegedly subject of interest from Aston Villa. It would suit the pro-Rangers agenda that Boyd has by trying to shift one of Celtic’s best players.
Meanwhile, Celtic starlet Jonathan Afolabi has confirmed that he will miss the Irish U21s games in the Euros versus Italy and Iceland. The striker that joined Celtic from Southampton has featured in the Development side at Parkhead since moving from the South Coast and was expected to move into the first team, especially given Leigh Griffiths’ absence due to injury.
The 19-year-old scored in his debut for the second-string team, a 4-2 win versus Morton.