Crystal Palace wrap up £15m deadline day deal for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard with the forward signing a four-year deal at Selhurst Park to become Patrick Vieira’s seventh signing of the summer
- Odsonne Edouard has completed his deadline day move to Crystal Palace
- The 23-year-old striker has signed a four-year contract at Selhurst Park
- The Frenchman described the move as the ‘biggest challenge of his career’
Crystal Palace have completed the £15m signing of Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.
The 23-year-old French striker has signed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park on deadline day.
Speaking with Palace TV, Edouard said: ‘I’m very happy to be here today. I can’t [wait] start to train with the team and to play for this club.’
Crystal Palace have completed the £15m signing of Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard
The 23-year-old French striker has signed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park on deadline day
‘Scoring goals in the Premier League may be the biggest challenge in my career. But I’m confident in myself and my teammates to be successful.’
Edouard saw a move to Leicester City fall through earlier in the window as Celtic dug their heels in over their asking price.
Palace had been trying to bring in three new players before the deadline with a forward and winger their priorities.
Edouard scored 86 goals from 179 appearances for Celtic during his four-year stay in Scotland.
Edouard saw a move to Leicester fall through earlier in the window but he’s now joined Palace
Palace Chairman Steve Parish said: ‘Odsonne is a player of proven quality. He was a player in high demand and I’m delighted he chose to join Crystal Palace as another fantastic addition to our squad.’
New boss Patrick Vieira has seen his side fail to score in three of their four matches so far this season.
On-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher notched both of their goals in the 2-2 draw at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
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