Newcastle United urged to sign former Paris Saint-Germain talent by interesting source

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has been told to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard by his son, Alex.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 4:45 pm
Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 35-year-old, recently released from Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, has competed against the 22-year-old during the last year.

Edouard, in his fourth year with Celtic, has scored an impressive 19 goals in 23 league games so far this term.

An even more eye-catching statistic is the former France under-21s international has been directly involved in 39 goals in the Hoops’ 38 games.

And the highly-rated Frenchman has been recommended to Newcastle by someone very close to Bruce.

“I have told dad about Edouard so we’ll see,” Bruce told Football Insider.

“When you look at going into Europe to buy a top striker now – Newcastle paid £40 million for Joelinton – the price teams demand nowadays for top strikers is huge.

“When you think of what it might cost to get him out of Celtic, it might be worth a punt.

“Whether you could get him for £20 million or £30 million…

“I know it sounds like a lot of money but in today’s market, if he comes and does anything near what he does [in Scotland] in the English Premier League, then it would be great.”

Edouard’s first steps in football came at AF Bobigny before joining Paris Saint-Germain’s academy in 2011.

From then on, he progressed in the Ligue 1’s champions B team, however, a senior appearance never arrived.

Loan spells at Toulouse and Celtic then followed. He joined the latter permanently in 2018.