Things couldn’t have started off any better for Odsonne Edouard at Crystal Palace.
He scored two goals in six minutes against Tottenham, who was then at the top of the Premier League table. One of those goals came within seconds of his arrival.
The Eagles faithful already have a new hero, however, he will need to continue finding the net on a regular basis to prove he’s not just another flash in the pan at Selhurst Park.
The young Frenchman now has the perfect opportunity to prove that he is capable of competing in a more competitive league after he won the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.
Indeed, journalist, Stuart Hodge, talking to Give Me Sport, believes that such a move could possibly be the making of him.
“It will be interesting for me because I feel that this move will define the standard of player that Odsonne Edouard is going to be,” he said.
“Is he going to go to Palace and then stick out like a sore thumb and get another big move or is this going to be his level?
“He’s at that age now where this move, I think, will determine that.”
Given that he’s playing at the highest level of his career, a better time to judge him will be at the end of the current campaign.