Odsonne Edouard scores brace in first appearance after Celtic departure

Odsonne Edouard made his first appearance since leaving Celtic yesterday in Crystal Palace’s emphatic win over Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park. Edouard was a late substitution for Patrick Vieira’s side and netted twice in the space of nine minutes to seal a 3-0 win for the home side.

It was strange seeing Edouard in other colours and hearing The Stone Roses anthem of ‘I Wanna be Adored’ being played in the aftermath of the goals. However,  it was inevitable that the Frenchman would depart in this transfer window given that he had less than a year remaining on his deal. He appeared to have his eyes on a move to England and no one can begrudge him this. He is an excellent footballer and it is vindicating to see him take a brace in his debut against a decent Spurs side.

Celtic will hopefully net in the region of £20m given the add-ons attached to the deal which has an initial payment of £15m. Edouard departs having scored 87 times and assisted 39 times for the club since arriving in a £9m deal back in 2017.

Celtic meanwhile relied upon Albian Ajeti to provide the goals yesterday in the absence of Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgos Giakoumakis. The Swiss Internationalist had a quiet first half bar a decent chance but was forced to bide his time and wait for service, he made no mistake with two headers inside the 6-yard box. Hopefully, we start to see more of Ajeti as the ex-West Ham striker looked fit and determined to get himself on the scoresheet.

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