After hammering Norwich City 5-1 a new striker wouldn’t seem to be a priority for Aston Villa, however one pundit is calling for the club to make a move for Odsonne Edouard.
Former Rangers and Scotland international Kris Boyd has urged the Villains to approach the prolific Celtic forward, as he feels £30m would be enough to bring him to the club.
Villa were in rampant form in their final game before the latest international break, as they put their opponents to the sword in emphatic style.
While appearing on Sky Sports, Boyd claimed that Edouard needs to move from Celtic to make the step up to the French National side, and that Villa Park could be his next destination.
“Talk about playing with France, is it a possibility? Yes. Do I think he’ll do it with Celtic? No,” he commented, as reported by Birmingham Live.
“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 £25-30million, 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 £25-30million in the summer.
“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.”
It would be a huge acquisition if the newly promoted outfit could lure the striker to the club next summer, dependent on whether they retain their top flight status.
Edouard has 43 goals in 98 appearances for Celtic since his move from PSG, and a forward of his calibre would be a massive coup for Villa if he is to leave Scotland.
Dean Smith’s side have won two of their opening eight games of the Premier League season, and currently sit just one point above the relegation zone.