Sky Sports pundit suggests £25m striker to solve Man Utd’s problems
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd says Manchester United should make a move for Odsonne Edouard to solve their goalscoring problems.
United have been woeful in front of goal this season, scoring just nine goals in eight Premier League games and not managing more than one goal since the opening-day 4-0 win over Chelsea.
Celtic striker Edouard on the other hand has been in great scoring form for the Hoops with nine goals in all competitions this season and Sky Sports pundit Boyd thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be looking at the 21-year-old.
“Talk about playing with France, is it a possibility? Yes. Do I think he’ll do it with Celtic? No,” Boyd told Sky Sports. “That’ll be in back of his mind, he’ll need to make that move if he’s going to get in the French squad. I don’t think it’ll be January, but come next summer, if there’s something of £25-30 million, which is reasonable for me, I think this guy will go to the very top.
“If I was Manchester United, I would come in and give the £25-30 million in the summer,” he added. “I wouldn’t be surprised if a Brighton or an Aston Villa come in and pay the £30million for Odsonne Edouard and then he goes again.”
Serie A duo Napoli and Roma have joined Lazio and Borussia Dortmund admirers of the attacker, with the quartet all considering the Frenchman as a potential signing in the January transfer window, according to Calciomercato.
And former Scotland forward Kenny Dalglish thinks that Edouard’s performances for Celtic, along with his exploits for France U21s, will make him a wanted man all over Europe.
Dalglish told The Sunday Post: “He has been scoring on a regular basis for Celtic in the past couple of seasons, and he is now also a major contributor for the France Under-21s.
“That kind of stuff brings him to the forefront, and he will be sought after.”