Alan Brazil has claimed on TalkSPORT, as quoted by the Evening Times, as saying that Tottenham Hotspur should have signed Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in the January transfer window, after being linked with the Frenchman.
Edouard, 22, has been on fire for Celtic once again this season. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has scored 27 goals in 45 league and cup appearances – as well as laying on an enormous 19 assists for his Celtic teammates.
Football website 90min claimed of interest from Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea in Edouard at the start of the year. Already a two-time league winner – which is set to become three – Edouard has a contract until the summer of 2022.
Former Tottenham star Brazil, who is a keen Celtic supporter, has claimed that Jose Mourinho’s side should have landed Edouard – The Daily Record claim it would cost interested parties £30million to sign Edouard.
“I’d have bought [Edouard], I would have. Then if Harry comes back and he wants to revert back to one up front, then ‘Edouard, thank you, you’ve really helped us, see you later’,” Brazil said.
TBR’s view – Edouard would have propelled Tottenham
Any decent striker would have given Tottenham a chance of finishing in the latter stages of The FA Cup or the Champions League. Manchester United have proved that, with Odion Ighalo impressing since joining on loan.
Signing Edouard would have provided Tottenham with a top-quality striker in the form of his life, and one that is showing enough potential to rival Harry Kane. At £30million, he is a bargain and a summer move should be considered.