Sections of the Celtic support have laughed off the idea of Odsonne Edouard signing for Crystal Palace.
The Scottish Sun reported last night that the Eagles were eyeing up the Celtic striker for a January move. They also state, however, that manager Roy Hodgson knows it will be a tough deal to get over the line.
Edouard, meanwhile, has been in sensational form for Celtic. He’s bagged 12 goals and 12 assists in 24 appearances for the Hoops this season (Transfermarkt). In addition to that, he’s started his France under-21 career in blistering form with a stunning 10 goals in five games.
With form like that, it’s clear that some supporters believe he’s above a move to Palace. Taking a look at some of the different reactions to the report, here’s a look at what some in our support are saying:
Crystal Palace lining up 20 million for Edouard ? for what game, am a right Bhoys n Ghirls HH 😂👌🏻👏🏻🍀 x
— Pad Ferran (@PadFerran10) November 17, 2019
Not happening tho’ . I’m sure the Bhoy will be aiming higher when the time comes ooh and double the 20 mil by then ……Crystal Palace line-up Celtic striker Edouard in £20m January swoop
— steve murray (@sdceltic1) November 17, 2019
I’m no actually being funny, if Crystal Palace sign Edouard, I will fight the entire city of London.
— Liam King (@LK95_) November 17, 2019
Edouard to Crystal Palace?
Honestly, on what planet would there be even a remote possibility of that particular transfer happening?
— Aldo Boot (@bikey99) November 17, 2019
Think it's fair to say Darren bent knows very little of Scottish football n certainly not of celtic! Celtic would have no problem selling edouard for £20m to Palace in January! Celtic cnt sell edouard Jan n certainly more than £20m n edouard is far better than cpalace
— Andy hynes (@andyhy88) November 17, 2019
Was reading that Crystal Palace have £50 million to spend and wany both Celtic's Edouard and Rangers Morelos, stuff that as Edouard is worth more than £49 million.
— pavmas (@footieisliving) November 17, 2019
Crystal Palace think they can get Edouard?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/pZUkpiOPhV
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) November 17, 2019
Palace in for Eddy.. it’s inevitable that he will leave Celtic and go on to greater things… but I hope it’s somewhere with greater aspirations and a greater level than Palace…
Ultimately I hope
He doesn’t go at all.. but the likelihood of that seems slim.
— Martin Campbell (@Miverick) November 17, 2019
Eddy to Palace is one of the worst transfer rumours you'll hear
— Paddy🍀 (@RogicEsque) November 17, 2019
Edouard has left Celtic in no doubt as to his commitment
In potential transfer stories such as these, one of the major factors is how the player feels. But nobody can say that Edouard hasn’t shown anything but total commitment to Celtic.
So combined with his form and his happiness at the club, Celtic also have the peace of mind of knowing that he’s tied down for another two-and-a-half-years.
Therefore, Celtic hold all the aces in any transfer talks for the Frenchman. We’re not in a position where we need to sell, and Edouard hasn’t put any pressure on the club to accept an offer.
Supporters would clearly be furious if the Hoops board decided to let him go in January. At such a crucial stage of the season, there’s no guarantees with any potential replacement. Nine-in-a-row, however, simply must be valued higher than a few pieces of January silver.
Whether there’s something in this link or not, there will be plenty more transfer stories that Celtic fans will have to read over the coming weeks. Here’s hoping the board stands firm.