Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is attracting more and more attention as his performances for the Scottish champions continue to improve.
The Frenchman was in sensational form for Neil Lennon’s team on Wednesday night, scoring two goals against Motherwell including a wonderful free-kick from outside the box.
With over 20 goals in all competitions and 16 assists to boot (Transfermarkt), he’s undoubtedly been one of the stand-out performers in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Some pundits like Michael Stewart and Gordon Strachan even think he’d walk straight into the Manchester United team.
It seems that some supporters of United and other teams including Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are also thinking along the same lines, impressed by what he had to offer last night and earlier in the season.
Celtic have exported some high-value players in recent years including Virgil van Dijk, Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney, garnering the Hoops a good reputation for developing exceptional talent.
With the TV money available to clubs in the Premier League, Edouard could even set a new bar when it comes to an outgoing fee at the Hoops.
If he can continue scoring this season for the club and for the French U21 side, while impressing in the Europa League knockout stages, the hype levels surrounding the 22-year-old will be off the charts by the summer transfer window.
Hopefully though we can keep him for a bit longer than that.
Either way there are only positives for Celtic on the horizon.
These fans of various English clubs have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts on his talents, with some wishing they had him available…
Odsonne Edouard is definitely a player United should be signing. Natural goalscorer and wouldn’t cost the earth to sign. Last few Celtic players who made move down to England haven’t been too bad (Van Dijk, Wanyama and Tierney)
— James Gorse (@10Jamesg) February 5, 2020
@ChelseaFC skip Moussa Dembele and sign Odsonne Edouard from Celtic. Trust me
— SirFrankLampardℹ (@DillyCFC) February 6, 2020
We should have, and have to sign Edouard from Celtic. He’s used to a physical league, used to the environment, used to the culture.
And he’s an exceptional player.
— Mark (@utd_mark) February 5, 2020
@ManUtd Edouard – Sign him up… Doing better than Dembele at half the cost…
— pablo sanchez (@mrpablosanchez) February 6, 2020
If we lose Auba and Laca in the summer we need to sign Edouard, he is just class.
— Ian Henderson (@freakinstunto) February 5, 2020
Turning into a right player.. Take him at Everton no problem.
Celtic need to do everything to get him to stay for 10
— Sean McMahon (@bubjeeps) February 5, 2020
He’s spot on. Edouard is a special player. Needed at Arsenal as long term Auba replacement! https://t.co/aptlRC8kW0
— Futebol Knowledge (@camisadezUK) February 5, 2020
Édouard is actually class and wouldn’t mind him at United https://t.co/2nUEcAn5VZ
— Mo 🌹 (@momoalas93) February 6, 2020
Odsonne edouard is made for united
— R.N.S (@RickyF_18) February 5, 2020