The Eagles had already experienced a rather active transfer window, bringing in the likes of Michael Olise and Joachim Andersen, but on Monday, Fabrizio Romano reported that they had agreed a fee to sign Edouard from Celtic.
Will Edouard be a good signing for Palace?
Palace had previously been linked with the French striker earlier this summer, but it now appears that they could finally land Edouard, whose contract is set to expire next summer – with Palace appearing to have struck up a deal with Celtic around €18-19m (£15.5-16.3m).
Cook gave his thoughts on the Edouard situation.
“It seems over the last 24 hours as though Crystal Palace have finally agreed a fee with Celtic and he [Edouard] will, barring any issues with a medical, become a Crystal Palace player, which is music to my ears and I dare say thousands of other Crystal Palace fans across the country as well.
“John Percy has reported it, so has Fabrizio Romano, and whenever those two names within the sphere of the football in-the-know accounts put their name to something, it tends to mean it’s going to happen.
“The comments about the Scottish League, I take them and I understand where it’s coming from, obviously, the standard of football every week north of the border isn’t the same as the Premier League.
“But you still have to score regularly, you still have to be there to put the ball in the back of the net.”
TIF Thoughts on Edouard going to Palace…
As it stands, Patrick Vieira is able to call upon Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and Jean-Philippe Mateta, who are yet to get on the scoresheet this season, so bringing in an added body into the striker department is something that would appear necessary.
Edouard has been a massive success during his time at Celtic Park having netted 86 goals in 179 appearances as well as having won nine pieces of silverware, so on paper, it appears to be an incredibly smart signing from Crystal Palace if they can get it over the line.