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Odsonne Edouard joins Crystal Palace on four-year deal

Krishan Davis
Odsonne Edouard is heading to the Premier League
Odsonne Edouard is heading to the Premier League / Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
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Crystal Palace have completed a late move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline.

The deal for the 23-year-old has been announced after a £15m fee was agreed between the two sides on Monday evening, although that figure could rise to £18m with add-ons.

The France international has signed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park, where he will compete for minutes with existing strikers Christian Benteke, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew.

Speaking to the club's official website about his move, 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… 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.”

Palace have been searching for a new frontman throughout the summer and turned to Edouard after failing in an attempt to sign Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah. The south Londoners were able to negotiate something of a cut-price fee with Edouard into the final year of his Celtic contract.

The Frenchman had been persistently linked with a move away from Celtic Park in recent years having been prolific in three title wins for the Bhoys after arriving from Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 86 goals across his four-year spell in Scotland, as well as providing as many as 39 assists.

Edouard has already scored three times for Celtic this season and will hope that goalscoring form translates to the Premier League when he makes his debut following the international break.

Palace boss Patrick Vieira has overseen a very active transfer window, in part due to the amount of players who left following the expiry of their contracts. Michael Olise, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen and Will Hughes have all signed on permanently, while Conor Gallagher has also been loaned to the club by Chelsea.

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