Arsenal transfer target tipped to have same impact as Virgil Van Dijk at Liverpool


Arsenal transfer target Odsonne Edouard has such « sensational » talent that he could make a massive impact in the Premier League just like Virgil van Dijk. That is according to Chris Sutton who has been watching Celtic star Edouard tearing it up in the Scottish Premiership closely ever since his arrival in 2017 from Paris Saint-Germain.

The striker recorded a total of 27 goals and 19 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions this season for the Hoops and played a big part in their ninth successive title triumph.

The France Under-21 international’s performances have led to interest from some of Europe’s heavy hitters and Arsenal appear to have joined the bidding war.

Sutton is certain the 22-year-old would be a perfect fit for the Premier League and would expect him to have the same effect as Liverpool star Van Dijk.

Although Edouard doesn’t play in the same position as the Netherlands international the Blackburn legend believes he could still leave the same mark in the league.

Van Dijk also started turning heads during his two-year stint at Celtic before moving to Southampton in 2015; a transfer that paved the star defender’s path to greatness.

Sutton wrote in his Daily Record column: « French striker Edouard is going to the very top just like Van Dijk and he’s been sensational.

« The striker can do everything. He links the game, he makes runs, he creates and he is a quality finisher.

« Edouard really assumed the mantle of responsibility as Neil Lennon chased the nine last season and delivered in emphatic style for his boss and team. »

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry also appears to rate Edouard highly as he even believes he could one day become one of the world’s top strikers.

That is according to Rangers great Ally McCoist who spoke to Henry recently and was told that they expect great things from him in France.

McCoist previously said: « I spoke to Thierry Henry at the Liverpool vs Leicester City game and he really rates Edouard.

« He was saying in France in particular [he is highly regarded] and he personally really, really thinks he’s got a chance of going right to the top. »

Throughout his three-year stint at Celtic Edouard has amassed a staggering 60 goals and 31 assists in 126 appearances and the club has slapped an asking price north of £25million.

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