Ex-Celtic skipper turned pundit has urged his former side to try and make the move for Odsonne Edouard on a permanent deal, but that the Paris Saint-Germain loanee isn’t as good as Hoops favourite Leigh Griffiths or Moussa Dembele.
According to reports, Edouard, 20, is widely said to have an option-to-buy in his loan deal with Celtic, and Sutton believes that Celtic should sanction the whooping £7million to make his a move a permanent transfer.
Sutton, whilst making an appearance on Football with BT Sports’ live Twitter chat on Wednesday (16:320) said:
“Would I sign him for £7million? Yes I would, but I don’t think he’s in Griffiths or Dembele’s league as a centre-forward, he’s a work in progress.”
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The 20-year-old has been a big success for Celtic since he joined the club from PSG on a year long loan, and Edouard has been particularly impressive for Celtic in recent months where he has put Rangers to the sword on two occasion.
However, the Frenchman is probably not going to be action for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, and only time will tell if last appearance against Hearts will be his last game for the club.
I believe Sutton is odds-on stating Edouard might not be in the same shoe as Dembele and Griffiths, but as he is younger than the duo, there are chances he has the scope to improve his game, and we all know how impressive he has been in his first season in the rough and tumble world of Scottish football. But the question is, is he really worth the reported £7million, should Celtic make the move and break their transfer record for him in what would surpass the £6million paid for Sutton and John Hartson. ?
However, if Edouard signs for Celtic, he would well be the perfect one replacing Dembele whose future at the Parkhead looks unlikely with host of Premier League keen on signing the Frenchman this summer and the PSG loanee looks like he is very capable of replacing his compatriot, but still, the question is whether he is worth that huge amount of money. Well, that is for the board in the East End of Glasgow to decide on.