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17th Jun, 2018 | 10:08am

'Proved he can deliver' - Boyd can see no downside to record-breaking Celtic transfer

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd believes that Celtic’s decision to spend big money on striker Odsonne Edouard is a smart move by the Scottish champions.

The Hoops made the 20-year-old’s loan deal a permanent one when he signed a four-year deal with the club, and Boyd has claimed that as he has already proven his worth in Scotland last season the deal is a risk worth taking.

“I think that it is not so much a gamble because he has already proven he can come here and do it. For that type of money you want to know what you are bringing in” Boyd said whilst appearing on Sky Sports transfer talk podcast.

“We’ve seen players brought in to Scottish football for a lot of money before and they have struggled. Edouard’s already proved he can deliver at that level.”

Edouard, who scored 11 goals for the Hoops last season, has signed for the club in an undisclosed deal which the Bhoys’ official website has said ‘is the biggest deal in Celtic’s history’.

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Celtic fans don’t usually agree with a lot of what former Rangers striker Kris Boyd says, but they won’t find much to argue with here. The only reason there seems to be a lot of fuss about the deal for Odsonne Edouard is become of the amount of money spent of him. He has already proved that he is capable of scoring goals in Scotland, and as Boyd says the Hoops are well-aware of his talents and were determined to get a permanent deal done for the 20-year-old. The biggest test for the player will now be to establish himself as the number one striker at the club, as the Bhoys already have both Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths on their books, and both forwards have proven themselves to be capable of scoring plenty of goals for the Bhoys. Edouard has shown he is up to the task of starting for the Bhoys though, and he will be wanting to do that on a regular basis next season.

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