West Ham United want to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard according to transfer guru Ian McGarry.
The Hammers’ need for a new striker has now reached the desperation stage.
We sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax at the end of last week and now look incredibly light in the centre-forward department.
And it seems as though Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard could be the man to solve West Ham’s attacking deficiencies.
When speaking on the transfer window podcast, Ian McGarry said that the Hammers are interest in signing the 22-year-old Hoops striker:
“So Haller out and they’re looking for the striker. It is the case that they’re interested in Edouard from Celtic, but Edouard is not interested in West Ham.”
So it seems as though West Ham will end up empty handed in their reported chase of Edouard’s signature.
Surely we could convince the Frenchman if we went all out, however.
The lure of playing Premier League football would surely give us half a chance at the very least.
Odsonne Edouard would be superb for West Ham
The 22-year-old joined Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain for around £9 million in the summer of 2018.
Edouard has gone on to rack up 72 goals and 35 assists in 151 games for Neil Lennon’s Hoops side (Transfermarkt).
He is clearly a top, top talent.
The problem for the Hammers is that Celtic could demand up to £25 million for the Frenchman (The Sun).
That may well just be out of our range. And the fact that he allegedly doesn’t want to join us anyway makes our chances of signing him very slim this month.