Date: 11th October 2019 at 11:45am
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Alan Hutton says that Kris Boyd’s claims of a £25million price tag for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard would be a fair fee in today’s transfer market.

The former Aston Villa and Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the money being paid for players nowadays is “outrageous” and that the Frenchman’s record at Parkhead means a hefty figure would be fair for his capture.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Boyd claimed that a fee of £25-30million would be a “reasonable” price tag and that Celtic could sell up next summer, ruling out the possibility of a January move.

Hutton says it is hard to argue with Boyd’s claims about the 21-year-old, insisting that his record in front of goal, as well as his international recognition at under-21 level, points towards an expensive price for potential suitors.

Hutton told Football Insider: “In today’s day and age some of the transfer fees are outrageous. At the end of the day this is a boy who is scoring lots of goals, doing well, he’s an under-21 international – he’s got everything going for him at the moment.

“You can’t really deny the price tag, in today’s market I don’t think anyone would argue with the £25million.” 

The Glasgow giants signed Edouard permanently in a record-breaking transfer deal last summer, having had him for a season on loan from French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain.

He has netted 42 goals in 98 appearances across all competitions for the Bhoys, with nine strikes and five assists in his 17 games this season.

In other Celtic news, Hutton claims that one benched player is set for a difficult return to the starting XI after the international break.