It is “only a matter of time” before Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard joins a Premier League club, according to Alex Bruce.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge, the just-retired footballing son of Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce claims Edouard, 22, is destined for a big move down south.

Bruce, 35, spent the last year of his career in the SPL at Kilmarnock and has first-hand experience of trying to stop the in-demand Celtic forward.

Asked by Football Insider how long it will be before Edouard is in the Premier League, Bruce replied: “I think it’s only a matter of time. He’s a really, really good
player. If I was anyone in the Premier League looking to buy a striker from the SPL it would be him.

“Obviously him and Morelos are the two standout performers but for me, it would be Edouard – his age, good size, great touch, clever, good finisher when he gets there as well.

“He’s got all the bits and when you look at going into Europe to buy a top striker now. I mean, Newcastle paid £40million for Joelinton, the price teams demand nowadays for top strikers is huge.

“Whether you could get him for £20-30million, I know it sounds like a lot of money but in today’s market it might be alright and if he comes and does anything near what he does (in Scotland) in the Premier League then it would be great.

 

Edouard was brought to Parkhead in the summer of 2017 by Brendan Rodgers, initially on loan before he was signed permanently 12 months later for a club-record £9m.

He has taken his game to a new level this season, scoring 26 goals and providing 18 assists from 44 Celtic appearances as well as a remarkable 11 goals in just six France Under-21s matches.

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