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Charlie Nicholas says Celtic's Odsonne Edouard better than Rangers star

Dublin , Ireland - 7 July 2018; Moussa Dembele of Glasgow Celtic celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with team mate Odsonne Edouard during the friendly match between Shamrock...

Alfredo Morelos of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers has more goals than Celtic's Odsonne Edouard so far this season.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic in action during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Stade Rennais and Celtic FC (Glasgow) at Roazhon Park on September 19, 2019 in Rennes, France.

Charlie Nicholas has written in The Daily Express that Odsonne Edouard is better than Rangers hitman Alfredo Morelos, but admitted that he is 'irritated' by the Celtic striker.

Both Old Firm strikers look like having brilliant seasons in terms of goalscoring.

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Morelos, who scored 30 times last season, is already on 13 across all competitions for Rangers, while the Celtic star scored his eighth of the campaign against Kilmarnock this past weekend.

Despite a gap in goals, Nicholas believes that Edouard is the superior centre-forward and believes that he could be worth £25 million to the Hoops next summer.

 

But the Sky Sports pundit added that he is 'irritated' by the Frenchman's lack of celebration when he scores.

He wrote in The Daily Express: "Odsonne Edouard is the top striker in Scotland but Alfredo Morelos is starting to close the gap.

"The Celtic frontman is a better all-round footballer, although he has this slightly annoying habit of looking too casual and uninterested a lot of the time. The thing that irritates me more than anything is his lack of celebration when he scores.

"People are already saying he is better than Moussa Dembele, who left for £20m but I'm not so sure. However, I can see Edouard continuing to improve and leaving Celtic in a year or so for at least £25m."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers shoots on goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

There's a difference over how the two approach Old Firm derbies.

Morelos, who joined Rangers in 2017, is yet to score against Celtic, whereas Edouard has five goals against Rangers - including one in the Bhoys' win at Ibrox earlier this month.

If the Colombian can improve his record on the biggest stage in Scotland, whilst continuing to out-score his rival, then he'll comfortably be considered a better player.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC and Eric Fernando Botteghin of Feyenoord  during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019...

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