Wolves target Edouard explains why he joined Palace instead
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Wolves target Edouard explains why he joined Palace instead

Wolves did not make a senior signing on a transfer deadline day which proved underwhelming.

Other clubs across the Premier League were not so quiet, which will only add to the frustration.

Crystal Palace signed Odsonne Edouard from Celtic for a reported £14 million (BBC).

Wolves were linked with the striker earlier in the window, but ultimately, he has opted for the move to south London.

When asked why he joined Palace, the striker said: “The way the team play, the level of the players there, the new manager. For me as well it’s a new challenge, the best league for me so I can’t say no to this team.

“(Patrick Vieira) is a French legend. In France everyone knows him. So for me it’s big to play for him and I’m looking forward to progressing a lot with him.

“It’s a big challenge for me. It’s a big change. I am 23-years-old now and feel I am ready for this new challenge.”

Wolves did actually end up strengthening their options in attacking areas with the loan signing of Hwang Hee-Chan.

But Edouard would have been an exciting signing and he could be great for Palace.

Wolves really needed a central defender and a central midfielder, but got neither before the deadline.

It was a frustrating day for Wolves fans and Bruno Lage hasn’t got all the tools he needs for success now.

Vieira does have something he really needed – a top new striker, at a decent price.