Odsonne Edouard has shone for Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and has reportedly caught the eye of Premier League Crystal Palace.

Who is better: Alfredo Morelos or Odsonne Edouard?

A debate that has been raging throughout Scotland over the last 18 months or so is now starting to rumble below the border too. Specifically, in South London.

According to the Scottish Sun, Crystal Palace are putting together a £20 million package in an attempt to lure Edouard away from Celtic during the January transfer window.

This comes a matter of weeks after the same publication tipped The Eagles to pay a similar fee for Morelos, the Colombian hitman who has scored 22 times already this season for The Hoops’ Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Edouard has scored ten fewer goals than the Gers’ irrepressible number 20 so far this season but the Frenchman is arguably the more rounded of the two; combining his improved finishing with superb hold-up play, skill, strength and the ability to carry the ball like a seasoned winger.

But Celtic are likely to demand far more than £20 million (they’re not going to rush to sell their star striker midway through the season after all).

And given that Palace owner Steve Parish has come under fire from many supporters due to an apparent lack of ambition in the transfer market, the Selhurst Park faithful shouldn’t be getting over-excited just yet.

 

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