A number of Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to comment on recent reports from The Sun suggesting that the Eagles want Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Goals from strikers have once again been a problem for Roy Hodgson’s men this season. Just four players have scored in the Premier League so far. Jordan Ayew has impressed with four goals. But he is the only attacker to have found the back of the net.
So it is little surprise that Palace have plans to sign a striker in January. The Sun reports that Hodgson’s transfer kitty has been boosted by the £50 million sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer.
And The Sun suggests that Edouard is the forward at the top of their wishlist. The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for Celtic this season.
It has been suggested that the Eagles are planning to make a £20 million bid for Edouard. It would be a major surprise if the Hoops had any interest in considering that sort of offer.
Palace fans divided
And it appears that the Palace fans are divided over whether they want the Bhoys to accept a bid anyway. Some are not convinced that he would be good enough to justify the sort of fee that Celtic would be looking for.
There are also a couple of supporters who have suggested that Alfredo Morelos is the Scottish Premiership striker that they should be pursuing. Celtic fans may also be hoping that that is exactly what Palace do.
But there are also some Palace fans who believe that he would be a brilliant signing. And they are clearly hoping that an agreement can be reached.
Here is what some of the Palace supporters make of the rumours…
We should have enough money to get either him or Morelos. Now I would like it if we got both because I think that we need to get 2 strikers and sell/release Benteke. Most likely we won’t be able to get both unless we are very creative doing so.
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) November 17, 2019
If we’re going near any spl striker it can surely only be morelos!!
This ones a bad idea its a mickey mouse league. He doesnt come near those numbers in the prem
— Ryan Palmer (@ryanpalmer81) November 17, 2019
A Strong and powerful player who would score goals for Palace.
— Brian MIllar (@bljhcr) November 17, 2019
Can’t see us being able to afford either of them but at least it livens up the international break a bit.
— E-Crystal Palace (@e_crystalpalace) November 17, 2019
Give them Benteke & Wickham in return and Sakho as a sweetener 😂😂.
— Paul James (@PaulJam42019686) November 17, 2019
— Richard Nash (@SJLM_CPFC) November 18, 2019
— CP (@ClassyPalace) November 17, 2019