With Crystal Palace only scoring 28 goals in the Premier League this season, they are desperately in need of another attacker in the transfer window. Many fans of the South London side are reacting to the latest news around their pursuit of striker Odsonne Edouard.
The Celtic forward has had a terrific spell in Scotland and at the age of just 22 he has scored 60 goals in 126 appearances, per Transfermarkt. His goals were a huge part of their success this season, as he managed 22 goals in the Scottish Premiership, averaging a strike every 96 minutes. It put him nine goals ahead of the second top scorer (Jermain Defoe), via BBC Sport.
Would Edouard be a good signing?
According to the Scottish Sun, Crystal Palace have been interested in the French forward for a while and are ready to submit a bid which would be around £25 million.
The Eagles are keen to open talks as soon as possible but other sides are also interested in the striker so it looks like this deal could go down to the wire.
Lots of Palace fans have flooded to Twitter to express their excitement over this news, and it is understandable as he is still a young striker with bags of potential and his great goal record at the Hoops highlights how prolific he is. He would surely be able to help the club increase their goal tally in the division, which is currently the second lowest this season, per SofaScore.
Here is what fans said following the news:
📰 Crystal Palace are plotting a £25m swoop for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard.
The club are long-time admirers, with their scouts watching him in action throughout last season.
Palace are eager to open talks to see if any deal can be thrashed out.
— PALACE XTRA 📰 (@cpfc_xtra) July 5, 2020
He’s under 35 years old, we would never
— Adam (@adcpfc) July 5, 2020
Please stop getting my hopes up😫
— Benedict (@BenM_CPFC) July 6, 2020
— JBCPFC2004 (@jbcpfc2004) July 5, 2020
Don’t get my hopes up come on
— Chris🏴😎 (@pennynshaq) July 5, 2020
Won’t happen even if we’re interested. Everton or another similar level club will win sign him.
— 🦅 (@JA9GOAT) July 6, 2020
you tasty man
— aaron (@aaroncpfc) July 5, 2020
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