Barry Ferguson says Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could be better Moussa Dembele

Barry Ferguson of Blackpool kicks tennis balls off the pitch during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Burnley at Bloomfield Road on April 18, 2014 in Blackpool, England.

Moussa Dembele was a big success at Celtic during his two years at the club.

AIK's Per Karlsson vies with Celtic's Odsonne Edouard during the UEFA Europa League play-off, second leg football match between AIK and Celtic FC at Friends Arena, on August 29, 2019 in...

Barry Ferguson has said on PLZ Soccer that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could be better than Moussa Dembele.

The former Rangers star has raved about Edouard, and believes that the 21-year-old striker is a ‘real handful’ for opposition defenders.

Ferguson has also said that although the 21-year-old can look “lazy” at times, he is a “top striker” when he is in form.

 

Dembele was on the books of Celtic from the summer of 2016 until the summer of 2018 when he joined French club Lyon for a transfer fee reported by The Glasgow Evening Times to be worth £20 million.

According to The Glasgow Evening Times, the 23-year-old striker scored 51 goals in 94 games for the Hoops.

Ferguson said on PLZ Soccer: "I think Edouard has the potential to be better than Dembele. When he's on the top of his game he's a real handful.

"One on one you always fancy him scoring. He looks lazy at times but that's his just his mannerisms, when he's on fire he's a top striker."

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after he scored their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Celtic and AIK at Celtic Park on August 22, 2019 in...

Huge potential

Edouard is a very talented striker who has been scoring goals regularly for Celtic, and he will only get better in the coming years.

The 21-year-old striker has scored three goals in four Scottish Premiership appearances for the Hoops so far this season, according to WhoScored.

With Dembele gone, his French compatriot has ably replaced him in the team.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic FC in action against Paulo Vinicius of CFR Cluj  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

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