'Pace, quality, youth' - Scott Brown spells out what record signing adds to Celtic
Celtic captain Scott Brown has been underlining what record-breaking Hoops signing Odsonne Edouard can bring to the Hoops side.
The 20-year-old French striker recently signed a four-year deal with the Bhoys, in what is believed to be the biggest transfer deal in the club’s history.
Brown saw his qualities first-hand when the hitman was at loan from PSG last season, and he thinks his decision to commit to the club will see his game improve.
“He’ll develop a lot underneath a great coaching team that’s here” Brown said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“He’s a great prospect as well, we need the pace, quality, youth, especially when you’ve got me in the team” he continued.
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Scott Brown sees Odsonne Edouard every day in training, so he will be well-aware of the qualities he can bring to the Hoops side. He also saw what the player was capable of last season, but next season there will be far bigger expectations placed on Edouard as he is now the most expensive player in the club’s history. That could be where Brown comes in, as he is the club captain he could tell the young Frenchman not to let the expectations get to him on the pitch. The ‘development’ the Hoops skipper refers to could well mean selling the player on should have an excellent few seasons in Glasgow. That is what the Hoops have been doing with their signings in recent years, and it has proved to be a big success, as the likes of Victor Wanyama and Virgil van Dijk have left the Hoops for huge sums of money. For the immediate future though, Edouard and Brown will just be focused on helping the Bhoys continue to dominate in Scotland and reach the Champions League group stages.
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