Paul Robinson has issued his verdict on Chris Sutton’s claim that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is worth £40million.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international goalkeeper acknowledged the Frenchman’s impressive form this season, but suggested that attaching a numerical value to him made little sense.
The 22-year-old hit his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in the 4-0 win over Motherwell in midweek, prompting Sutton to claim in the Daily Record he was worth at least the same amount as similar players who had recently moved for around the £40m mark.
Robinson delivered his verdict on the jawdropping claim from the Hoops idol, a sum which would be £15m more than the record Celtic sale of Kieran Tierney last summer to Arsenal.
“He’s scored 23 goals this season, but a player is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for him,” he told Football Insider.
“You can’t just go plucking figures out of the sky, but his record speaks for itself.
“He’s having a great season and at the age of 22, there’s obviously still a lot more to come from him, so whatever you pay for him, it’s going to be an investment.
“If a club are interested in him it would be an interesting one to watch as to the figure of £40 million – you don’t know. As I say, they’re only worth what somebody is willing to pay.”
Edouard has been in sublime form this term, and his brace against Motherwell made it four in his last two appearances for the Hoops, following a similar feat against Hamilton last weekend.
The former PSG man has now hit 56 goals and 28 assists for the Bhoys in 118 appearances in all competitions since arriving from the French giants in 2017.