Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd believes that reported Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard would also be a “great fit” for Tottenham Hotspur and a “mouth-watering” prospect for Spurs fans alongside Harry Kane (The Scottish Sun).
According to The Mirror, the Gunners are interested in the highly rated Celtic striker, who has claimed an impressive 60 goals and 31 assists in 126 Hoops appearances.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reportedly plans to bolster his ranks this summer amid an uncertain future for the club’s main frontmen, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – but talkSPORT claims Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are also keen on the 22-year-old.
Edouard has played for Celtic since the summer of 2017, when he initially joined on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and joined the Bhoys permanently the following year for a club record £9million (Sky Sports).
This season alone, the Frenchman has 27 goals and 19 assists from 45 games in all competitions, showing he’s not only a clinical, prolific goal machine but also a selfless provider for his teammates.
“I honestly believe Edouard could go all the way,” Boyd wrote in the Scottish Sun. “There’s no doubt he could walk into the Arsenal team – and their North London rivals Tottenham would also be a great fit for him.
“He’s linked superbly with Leigh Griffiths during their time together in Glasgow, so the prospect of him playing alongside Harry Kane would be a mouth-watering one for Spurs fans.
“Edouard has everything you want in a modern striker. Whether he leaves Celtic this summer is down to him. If he wants to find fame and fortune in England then the Parkhead club will soon be eyeing a replacement.”
Celtic’s record signing has been nothing short of sensational since arriving at Parkhead and his £9million fee seems a snip now, but surely it’s now only a matter of time before he ups sticks and heads to one of Europe’s elite clubs.
Edouard is a player of the highest calibre who continues to receive plaudits and is destined for a big move – whether south of the border or to another top European league.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham could be in the market for strikers – the Gunners are sweating over the futures of Aubameyang and Lacazette, while Spurs will not want to find themselves without a recognised senior striker at their disposal again after earlier this year.