Crystal Palace have completed the signing of French striker Odsonne Edouard from Scottish heavyweights Celtic on the transfer deadline day.
As confirmed on the club’s official website, Crystal Palace have secured the transfer of Odsonne Edouard from Celtic, with the 23-year-old striker signing a four-year contract with the Eagles.
A product of the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy, Edouard developed quite the reputation for himself due to his goalscoring exploits in youth football. He joined Celtic initially on a loan deal in the summer of 2017, but enjoyed a fine season that prompted the Hoops to sign him permanently in a club-record deal.
Edouard went on to enjoy four productive years in Scotland (including loan spell), managing a tally of 86 goals and 39 assists from over 170 appearances, while winning three Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups.
Having entered the final year of his contract this summer, it was widely expected that Edouard would leave Celtic. There were a number of clubs in England interested in the former French youth international with Crystal Palace among them. And, the Eagles have now gone ahead to clinch the signing of the 23-year-old on a permanent transfer.
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Speaking after the deal was completed, Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Odsonne is a player of proven quality. He was a player in high demand and I’m delighted he chose to join Crystal Palace as another fantastic addition to our squad.”
Edouard himself appeared delighted over the move, as he said: “I’m very happy to be here today. I can’t [wait] start to train with the team and to play for this club… Scoring goals in the Premier League may be the biggest challenge in my career. But I’m confident in myself and my teammates to be successful.” The French forward is said to have signed a two-year contract with the south London outfit. With that, Edouard becomes Crystal Palace’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old comes through the doors at Selhurst Park following in the footsteps of Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Will Hughes, Michael Olise, Remi Matthews, and Conor Gallagher (loan from Chelsea).