It would take an awful lot for Celtic's Odsonne Edouard to be ousted from his spots as the club's top man.

Edouard has been incredible since arriving in Glasgow and, in recent seasons, has been out in front in terms of his statistics. Whether it be his goals to games ratio, successful dribbles or goals scored against European opposition, the Frenchman has been miles out in front of his teammates.

One player, though, has recently been linked with Celts whose own stats seem to prove he may be able to upset the apple cart, somewhat. Peterborough's Ivan Toney is a proven goalscorer in League One down south, at least, and the Scottish champions recently lodged a bid of around £4million and rising.

Herald and Times Sport told recently how Toney had been sounded out officially by Celtic. And Rangers could also show interest down the line should they move on Alfredo Morelos as Lille continue to track the Colombian. But would Toney be worth the kind of money Posh are hoping for? Here, we take a look at the Englishman's statistics from last season and compare them to those of Edouard to see what kind of player Celtic would be getting should they opt to return with another offer.

Here's how they stack up:

Ivan Toney racked up an impressive goal tally last season before the League One season was cut short. A haul of 24 goals in the league from 32 games provides a goals to games ratio of 0.7 for the prolific hitman. Meanwhile Odsonne Edouard bagged 22 goals in 27 league games, meaning his ratio ended at a slightly higher 0.91. Toney added four assists for his teammates while Edouard provided eight for his.

Toney's strike accuracy was 50 percent with 122 efforts, beating Edouard with 42.5 percent with 113. Passing accuracy leaves a little to desire with both players, both long passes and short, while their crossing accuracy is also at the low-end of percentages for their positions.

Toney attempted 88 dribbles and completed 47.7 percent of those while Edouard's statistics are significantly more impressive, trying 178 dribbles and still having a similar success rate of 46.1 percent.

Edouard doesn't often have his work rate questioned but, statistically speaking, Toney is full of running and does the dirty work, too. He completed 110 interceptions to Edouard's 34. He also won 36.9 percent of his 1238 duels while Edouard won 33.1 percent of his almost HALF 653.

Another telling statistic of Toney's effort comes from his recoveries in the opposition half for Peterborough. The powerful striker won back 64.7 percent of his 102 attempts while Edouard recovered the ball 85.2 percent of his 54 attempts. While the percentage may look kinder to Celtic's man, the number of attempts is clearly in Toney's favour.

The final aspect to put under the microscope is the disciplinary record. Toney's card count saw him receive 10 yellows last season in League One while Edouard did not pick up a single card in the Premiership.

Ultimately, it might take a lot for Celtic to spend on a striker at this level in the Scottish Premiership for them to land their man, with Brentford also sniffing around and even tabling their own bid. But there is certainly a player in Toney who provides his club with effort, talent and - most importantly - goals. Celtic could do a lot worse.