Alex Bruce has urged his dad to bring Celtic star Odsonne Edouard to Newcastle United this summer.
The former Kilmarnock defender (who’s only just retired) will have seen plenty of the Frenchman in the SPL, and has revealed what he’s told Bruce senior about the striker he believes would be well ‘worth a punt’.
Here’s what he’s had to say during his chat with Football Insider:
“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.
“We’ve seen over the years players have come down south from Scotland, the likes of Henrik Larsson, Di Canio was up there at Celtic, I think the Scottish league can be a little bit disrespected in terms of quality.
“They have got some good teams, some good players up there. It would be nice to see how Edouard would do.”
The 22-year-old striker is highly rated and has been scoring goals for fun in Scotland, bagging 23 goals and 16 assists in 38 games for the Hoops this season.
Interestingly, The Athletic claimed last month that Edouard is a player we’ve been tracking, so it seems the club may have been watching the Frenchman before Alex’s tip off to his dad.
The £30m-rated striker has been linked with a possible move to Leicester City, but time will tell if Bruce makes a move to bring him to Tyneside this summer!