Crystal Palace could form a dream duo at Selhurst Park by signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard after appointing Lucien Favre as their new manager.
According to The Guardian, Palace are set to appoint the former Borussia Dortmund boss as Roy Hodgson’s successor over the coming days, while Edouard has also been linked with a move to south London in the past.
Favre has established a reputation for developing young talent throughout his career, playing a pivotal part in the emergence of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland during his time in Germany, and the France Under-21 international could be the next star to benefit from his expertise.
It seemed as though Edouard was destined to be reunited with his former manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City until the Northern Irish tactician opted for Patson Daka instead.
But after four successful years at Celtic Park, the 23-year-old seems set to take the next step in his career over the coming months.
After arriving in Glasgow on an initial loan deal from boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain back in 2017, Edouard has caught the eye with his impressive performances ever since.
Palace are in desperate need of quality additions over the coming months. Over a dozen first-team players are set to become free agents at this moment in time, and Michy Batshuayi’s return to parent club Chelsea following an underwhelming loan spell has let a sizeable gap at the top end of the pitch.
A move to Palace could be the ideal scenario for all parties then. Edouard could progress his career and develop under a well-respected coach, Favre would add a proven goalscorer to his ranks, and the capital club would benefit from two excellent recruits.
The addition of such a highly thought of striker and manager may even be enough to convince Wilfried Zaha to remain with the club a little while longer, meaning it’s a transfer that chairman Steve Parish must try and pull off this summer.