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West Ham set to play Celtic in pre-season friendly with fans after hugely exciting announcement
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West Ham set to play Celtic in pre-season friendly with fans after hugely exciting announcement

West Ham United look set to play Celtic in an exciting pre-season friendly this summer.

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That’s according to a new report from Scottish newspaper Daily Record.

West Ham will visit Celtic’s famous Parkhead for a glamour pre-season tie on July 24th.

“The Hoops are pressing ahead with preparations for next season and are poised to go head to head with the Premier League side in July,” The Daily Record reports.

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Celtic set to play West Ham at Parkhead in pre-season friendly – report

“Celtic are lining-up a top-level pre-season friendly against English Premier League outfit West Ham.

“David Moyes’s Champions League-chasing Londoners are set to travel to Glasgow for an encounter on Saturday, July 24.”

The news will seriously excite West Ham and Celtic fans who – by then with restrictions lifted – should be able to attend the match.

West Ham were meant to play Celtic’s bitter rivals Rangers in a pre-season friendly ahead of the current campaign. Read the full story here.

But the domino effect of the pandemic put paid to that.

Bobby Moore’s testimonial against Celtic at the Boleyn Ground in 1970. Photo by Daily Express Hulton Archive Getty Images

Moyes going back to his roots – but not as Celtic’s new manager

West Ham boss Moyes will be going back to his roots as he started his career at Celtic.

It was not that long ago the Scot was being linked with the still vacant manager’s role at his old club.

Speculation was rife that Celtic had ‘sounded out’ the West Ham boss as the ‘natural fit’ to replace Neil Lennon this summer (GiveMeSport and Daily Record).

West Ham legend and boyhood Hoops fan Trevor Sinclair talked up Moyes for the Celtic job (talkSPORT).

And former Prem star Kevin Phillips told Football Insider that Moyes may decide to leave West Ham for Celtic if owners David Sullivan and David Gold do not give him a decent transfer kitty in the summer.

But West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh claimed Moyes will sign a new contract with West Ham instead.

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Mouthwatering prospect for fans with restrictions set to be lifted

West Ham fans will be buzzing at the prospect of facing the Scottish giants.

The clubs have never met in a competitive match.

But they played out a memorable 3-3 draw at the Boleyn Ground back in 1970 as West Ham hosted Celtic for Bobby Moore’s testimonial.

The illustrious career of West Ham and England’s greatest captain was marked with a memorable match.

The evening of 16 November 1970 saw the Boleyn Ground lit up by visit of Scottish giants Celtic for a game that no fan who attended will ever forget.

West Ham last played Celtic in a friendly 21 years ago in 2000.

Then managed by Harry Redknapp West Ham were beaten 2-1 at Parkhead with the likes of Frederic Kanoute and Paolo Di Canio in the side.

Let’s hope this summer’s friendly makes for a great trip north of the border for Hammers fans.

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