Signed by Crystal Palace in 2021, Odsonne Edouard has taken his time to find his place at Selhurst Park, but the hard work has paid off.

The 25-year-old boasts seven goals in 14 games in all competitions this season, and is a key player under Roy Hodgson, when that wasn’t always the case.

The striker sat down with Foot Mercato on Tuesday to have a conversation about his career, where he revealed he ‘jumped at the chance’ to sign for Crystal Palace when the chance came, finally reaching his dream destination: the Premier League.

However, as the outlet point out, it wasn’t easy at first for the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, who struggled at first.

He said: “Yes, you had to take into account a new team, a new league and a new environment. When I arrived, I had competition up front. At first, it wasn’t straightforward, but I held on, I fought and I never gave up in training while waiting to find a space to grab my chance.”

The forward explains that this has been a trend in his career, always needing a ‘little time to adapt’ at a new club before finding the back of the net regularly.

His goal is now to end the season with ‘the maximum amount of goals’ in the league for Crystal Palace, making sure he tries to score every weekend before ‘why not hope for a new challenge by tapping on the door of the biggest European clubs’.

As for what his future holds and his objectives, he said: “For now, I’m in the Premier League, I like life in England, I like the league. The ideal goal is to stay in the Premier League, but I’m someone who’s open.

“I’ve already moved a lot since the start of my career. Then again, my aim is to touch the biggest European clubs. And you do that by scoring lots of goals and performing every weekend. Basically, putting in good performances with Crystal Palace.”