Former Kilmarnock defender Alex Bruce has urged his dad to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard for Newcastle.

Edouard's form has caught the eye of numerous clubs around Europe and the English Premier League in particular, but Bruce has first-hand experience playing against the Frenchman.

Dad Steve Bruce's Newcastle strikers Joelinton, Miguel Almiron and Andy Carroll have not been firing on all cylinders for their side this season, despite a huge chunk of Bruce's transfer kitty being spent on the trio.

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Edouard is a proven goal scorer with 24 goals in 38 games for Celtic this term and 11 in just six matches for France under-21s. And son Alex reckons he'd be the perfect fit for the Magpies. "I have told dad about Edouard so we’ll see," Bruce told Football Insider.

"When you look at going into Europe to buy a top striker now, I mean Newcastle paid £40million for Joelinton, the price teams demand nowadays for top strikers is huge.

"When you think of what it might cost to get him out of Celtic, it might be worth a punt. Whether you could get him for £20-30million, I know it sounds like a lot of money but in today’s market it might be alright and if he comes and does anything near what he does in Scotland then it would be great."