Newcastle have prioritised the signing of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard ahead of Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos, according to reports in England.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce is said to have made the decision after a series of video meetings with the club’s recruitment department, and it appears a summer bid for the Frenchman is now likely.
Fans on Twitter agree with Newcastle in favouring a bid for Edouard ahead of Morelos, but don’t they believe he’ll be moving st St James’ Park:
When you’re not sure if you want a Rolls Royce or a Robin Reliant😃…..
Newcastle ‘target’ Celtic and Rangers strikers Odsonne Edouard and Alfredo Moreloshttps://t.co/yebUp1grww
— Sanfranceltic (@Sme51899360) March 30, 2020
What leg do they want?
— Matt Luca (@MattLuca11) March 30, 2020
Well eddie has a lot of luggage, that’s nice of el duffelo to offer
— Fizz (@Fizz06601164) March 30, 2020
Eddy has more ambition than Newcastle!
— Eddie OK (@EddieOK4) March 30, 2020
Save 25 mil and take el duffelo
— RCrc (@RicksterC) March 30, 2020
You’ll get 1 for £12 million and you’ll get 1 for £32 million it really depends on what you want to spend 🤔
— John carberry (@Johncarberry9) March 30, 2020
Newcastle 😂😂😂😂😂he won’t be going to Newcastle
Arsenal maybe… But won’t be going to Newcastle
— D. Hollywoodthebhoys (@DHollywoodtheb1) March 30, 2020
It has been reported that Celtic may look to sell Edouard for around £30m but it is likely that the Scottish champions will demand a lot more than that, especially if interest in the player increases.
The 22-year-old has also been linked with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United over the past few months, and Newcastle may have to up their offer if any of these clubs do up their interest in the forward.