Tottenham scouts have had regular eyes on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this season, according to The Sunday Times.
The report understands that Spurs have sent representatives to watch the 22-year-old “several times” during his 27-goal campaign for the Bhoys. Edouard has also supplied 19 assists in 47 appearances, so he appears to have more to his game than being a bully in a poor league.
Back up and competition for Harry Kane has been a problem at Spurs since records began, and that was highlighted this week by quotes from the agent of one of the forwards who has been tipped for that role.
Victor Osimhen’s representative Ariyo Igbayilola told a Nigerian newspaper that the Lille striker would only join Spurs if Kane were to leave because he’d be wary of a lack of first-team chances, (via talkSPORT).
You’d expect that Edouard may be more persuadable as the jump in wages and quality to Spurs is bigger from Celtic than it is from Lille.
Edouard certainly has an impressive goalscoring record and at 6ft 2in (1.88 m) would fulfill the target man criteria Jose Mourinho is looking for.
One to keep an eye on?