Reports suggest Premier League side could use some of their £50m windfall to target Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard

This seems like one of those transfer rumours that could’ve made a lot of sense two or three years ago, but it does feel like the riches of the Premier League aren’t as enticing as they once were.

The jury’s still out on whether Brendan Rodgers made the right choice to go, he will claim he was correct based on the short term evidence, but the grass isn’t always greener in the long term down south.

The form of Odsonne Edouard has rightfully been attracting interest from clubs all around Europe. He’s excelled in the Europa League and for the French U21 side, so you feel he would be able to have his pick of some truly big sides when he does decide to leave.

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Or if you choose to believe the recent story in The Sun, he could sign for Crystal Palace in January. You can’t blame them for being interested, but it would be a crying shame to see him stuck in a Roy Hodgson team that put everyone else behind the ball and thump it long to a lone striker.

The report does go on to suggest that Palace do have the £50m in the bank from when they sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Man United, so it’s possible that they do have the resources to meet Celtic’s demands if they did decide to sell.

At this point it would make no sense for Eddy or the club. He would join a mediocre club where his talent could get lost, while Celtic would lose a key player with little prospects of properly replacing him in January.

Edouard in action for France

The story does also indicate that Palace are interested in Alfredo Morelos, so it could just be a case of picking some prolific players from Scotland and trying to force a link to someone.

There’s no doubt he could do far better than Crystal Palace when he does decide to move on.

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