McCall claims Rangers' Jermain Defoe is 'well ahead' of Celtic's Odsonne Edouard

Rangers fans look on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is the reigning Scottish Premiership Player of the Month - but is there a better striker at Ibrox?

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

Who is the best striker in Scotland?

Rangers’ hot-headed goal-machine Alfredo Morelos or Celtic’s French phenomenon Odsonne Edouard? Well, in the eyes of Ian McCall, no one comes close to an evergreen 36-year-old who is still as lethal as ever in the final third.

 

Glasgow is home to two of the most prolific strikers in British football right now. Morelos has plundered 11 in 13 games for Rangers in a superb start to the season and, while Edouard is well behind on six, the newly-crowned Premiership Player of the Month has been arguably the most influential footballer in the Scottish game over the last few weeks.

According to The Mail, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund are interested in the former PSG starlet, who is valued at a staggering £30 million.

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But McCall, the Ayr United manager who was a midfielder at Rangers during his playing days, believes that Defoe is still top of the tree even in the autumn of his career.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal with Andy King during the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium  on August 18,...

“If you take Jermain Defoe and take seven or eight years off him then it is a no-brainer,” McCall, who also admitted that he would chose Morelos over Edouard if given the choice, told Sportsround.

“He is well ahead of them. His achievements are miles ahead of them.”

Defoe’s best years might be a long way in the past but the former Tottenham, West Ham and Sunderland star has still averaged better than a goal every other game this season, scoring six times in 11 matches in all competitions.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium  on August 18, 2019 in...

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