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Kenny Dalglish has praised Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic in The Sunday Post (print edition, page 75, September 5, 2021) for selling Odsonne Edouard to Crystal Palace for a good transfer fee.

The Celtic legend believes that the Hoops did well to get the money they got for a striker who wanted to leave the club.

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic sold Edouard to Premier League club Palace on summer transfer deadline day.

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The Eagles paid the Hoops an initial transfer fee of £14m for the 23-year-old striker, according to Sky Sports.

Dalglish wrote in The Sunday Post (print edition, page 75, September 5, 2021): “Celtic sold Odsonne Edouard to Crystal Palace for around £15 million. That was a good cheque to get for a player who wanted to leave.”

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Was it good business from Celtic?

Edouard was out of contract at Celtic next summer, and the Hoops ran the risk of losing the 23-year-old striker on a free at the end of the season.

It did make sense for Celtic to cash in on the former Paris Saint-Germain man this summer.

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However, on the pitch, it remains to be seen how much it affects Celtic.

The 23-year-old scored 86 goals in 179 games for Celtic.

Edouard also gave 39 assists during his time at the Glasgow giants.

Giorgos Giakoumakis has been signed from VVV-Venlo as a replacement for Edouard, and it will be interesting to see how the 26-year-old Greece international striker does for Celtic.

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