Manchester United Football Club have been told to make their move for Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard.
Somewhat weirdly, Manchester United have had their troubles scoring goals this season, despite sitting only behind Manchester City in that regard. In the big games in particular, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have struggled to find the back of the net – which is what is costing them.
Sure, Edinson Cavani has brought an awful lot to the table for this young United side. However, aged 34, El Matador isn’t going to be around forever. Solskjaer needs to replace the Uruguayan hitman with someone who can regularly hit that 20+ goal mark in each and every season.
Enter Odsonne Edouard. United have been urged to make their move for the star who’d cost just £15million this season, by former United player, Michael Stewart. So far this term, the 23-year-old French forward has an impressive 20 goals across all competitions…
Check out what Stewart had to say on the move here:
“Normally there’s no way you’d allow Odsonne Edouard to run down to a year left on his contract. That’s why £15m is on the table. Had this been last year, you’d have been talking double that.” Stewart said live on BBC Radio Scotland, transcribed via 67HailHail.
“He’s clearly not been psychologically engaged at the start of this season. Now, you can see him come back to the fore.
“Man United are desperate for a striker. They’ve got Edinson Cavani and that’s it. They don’t really have another striker. For £15m, that’s a drop in the ocean. I’d be snapping their hand off to go and take him. I think he can go and play at any of the top clubs down south.”
“For £15m, that is a steal, an absolute steal, but it’s what they’ll probably get him for because of a year left on his contract.”
It’s worth noting that Edouard has been banging in the goals North of the border for a few seasons now. In my mind, that means he’s ready for a step up in quality.
Obviously, finding the back of the net that many times in a Premier League season is going to be much tougher, though Edouard would be playing with better quality around him – which would give him every chance at succeeding here in England.
With his contract winding down, I’d suspect United wouldn’t be the only interested party. That in itself presents it’s own problems, particularly as Edouard is still so young and many clubs would like the opportunity to bring in and develop the Frenchman.
Edouard does fit in with United’s current crop of players. Young, hungry and constantly improving. It would be a gamble due to his lack of Premier League experience. It does feel like a risk worth taking, though.