Rangers legend, Barry Ferguson, has jumped on the Odsonne Edouard bandwagon by claiming he could become a better player than Moussa Dembele and make the Parkhead club more money than the £19.7m Lyon paid in 2018, per The Daily Record.
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Ferguson has not endeared himself with Rangers fans by being seen as a cheerleader for the Parkhead club’s star player. With Edouard being outperformed over the last two seasons by Ibrox rival Alfredo Morelos, many see it as a strange statement to make.
Indeed, having scored 30 goals in all competitions last season alone, it is not a surprise to see some Rangers fans left baffled by Ferguson’s take.
Ferguson said of “French Eddy” when asked about the comparison with Dembele:
“Yeah, he’s a player that could potentially be better than Dembele. I have said that a number of times. I’ve always been impressed. When he is on his game I think he is unstoppable at times”.
“He obviously continues it when he goes away with the French U-21 squad and if he keeps producing performances like that he will be in the first-team squad”.
Rangers fans took to Twitter to criticise Ferguson’s perceived favouritism considering his own allegiances and playing career, with some mocking Edouard’s recent domestic performances.
Have a look at what they have had to say below…
@Chr1sMcLaughlin Unstoppable, except when he plays against the mighty Livingston 😛
— Joe ‘wotta’ Anderson 🏴⚽️🎮 (@_wotta) October 16, 2019
If he’s unstoppable then what’s Defoe & Morelos , Edouard isn’t even the best striker in Glasgow
— Alan Clark (@Alan_Clark77) October 16, 2019
Aye looked great against Livingston 🤣🤣
— barry shaw (@bazshaw69) October 17, 2019
Adored Barry as I was growing up. What a player. I actively avoid anything he’s quoted as saying or articles he’s written so as not to spoil it.
— Richie (@delinquentrich) October 16, 2019
No, just loyalty. He got paid handsomely for doing something many of us would have died to do just once.
— Gav (@gj_gj7476) October 16, 2019
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I actually hate him
— Anonymous bear and red 🇬🇧 (@Tommcnair12) October 16, 2019