Steve Bruce’s son Alex has spoken to Football Insider and revealed that he’s done a bit of scouting for his father. The 35-year-old defender recently left Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership and has retired from the game.
Having played in Scotland, Alex Bruce came up against Celtic twice this season. Both of the matches ended in a 3-1 defeat for Kilmarnock and Bruce appeared in the second match this past January in what was his last appearance for the club.
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard scored three goals in the two games against Alex Bruce’s former team. Speaking to Football Insider, he said he recommended the 22-year-old to his father.
“I have told dad about Edouard so we’ll see. When you look at going into Europe to buy a top striker now, I mean Newcastle paid £40million for Joelinton, the price teams demand nowadays for top strikers is huge.
“When you think of what it might cost to get him out of Celtic, it might be worth a punt.
“Whether you could get him for £20-30million, I know it sounds like a lot of money but in today’s market it might be alright and if he comes and does anything near what he does (in Scotland) in the Premier League then it would be great.”
Edouard has 23 goals and 17 assists in his 38 appearances for Celtic this season. He joined the Scottish champions from PSG in the summer of 2018 for £8.8m after spending the previous season there on loan. He is a PSG Academy product.
The French U21 international, who was born in French Guiana, has 56 goals in total for Celtic. His performances have caught the eye of a number of top clubs but no one has approached Celtic for him just yet.
Hoops manager Neil Lennon has tipped the 6’2″ striker for greatness but hopes he can keep him around for a few years more.
This is what he said when asked about Edouard’s future when asked by BBC Scotland:
“He could play in the Premier League and Champions League, no question, with the form he is in.
“At 22, he has it all in front of him. I just hope he keeps getting better and better with us.
“I don’t know (if we can keep him). We have had no enquiries for him but I am sure somewhere down the line for someone of that quality there will be.”
Edouard is not short of confidence in himself and hopes to reach some lofty heights in the future. This is what he said recently about his ambitions to be the best.
“I would like to become the best striker in the world. One of the best strikers anyway. That’s it.
“I don’t know when that will happen. I live day to day and I enjoy my life. We will see in time. We will see.”
Edouard just turn 22 last month so he’s got plenty of time to reach his goal to be on the best in the world. His current contract runs until 2022 so we expect that Celtic will soon be approached for the prolific center forward.
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