West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has reportedly directed agents to get David Moyes a Celtic star recommended to him by old friend Alan Brazil.
West Ham boss Moyes is desperate to sign at least one new striker in the summer.
His lack of squad depth up front has been brutally exposed by the latest injury to Michail Antonio.
According to recent reports West Ham have ‘already laid the groundwork’ to sign a striker recommended to Moyes by old friend and fellow Celtic man Brazil.
West Ham linked with move for Celtic star Edouard after recommendation from Moyes’s close friend Brazil
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Edouard since January.
And now Football Insider claims a ‘senior source’ has told them West Ham co-owner Sullivan has ‘mandated’ agents to get a deal done for Edouard.
Edouard was recommended to Moyes by Brazil. The Scot hinted on talkSPORT at the end of February that the move ‘was a possibility’.
“When you talk about another centre forward (for West Ham in the summer), we touched on this (before), Edouard from Celtic,” Brazil said on talkSPORT.
Sullivan has ‘mandated’ agents to get deal done for striker
“Davey (Moyes) will know all about him. That’s a possible for West Ham.
“Listen he holds it up, he’s got all the ability, he’s got pace. He scores goals, he’s cool on the ball. That could be a possibility.”
Now Football Insider says a ‘West Ham source’ has revealed Sullivan is giving agents a clear directive to get Celtic star Edouard for Moyes.
“A West Ham source has told Football Insider that co-owner Sullivan is eager for his club to win the race for Edouard,” Football Insider reports.
“He has instructed agents to work on behalf of the Irons in negotiating a potential deal.
Edouard has pedigree and has proved it in Europe with Celtic
“That effectively signalled his intention to quit Parkhead at the end of what has been a calamitous season north of the border.”
Celtic signed Edouard from Paris Saint Germain so he clearly has pedigree.
The Premier League is a big step up from Scottish football.
But Edouard has also scored 15 goals in Europe for Celtic over the last three seasons.
It would be a great coup for West Ham. And he won’t prove overly expensive given his contract runs out in 2022.