West Ham United and Celtic could hold the answers to one another’s problems this summer.
Alan Brazil says Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard ‘is a possibility’ for West Ham this summer, cites David Moyes link
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham.
Transfer guru Ian McGarry reported in January that former Celtic man David Moyes wants to raid his old club for Edouard.
West Ham linked with Celtic star Edouard as Haller replacement
And speaking on his Patreon site, West Ham insider ExWHUemployee said West Ham could move for the Celtic man in the summer.
Celtic fan and talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil believes the move ‘is a possibility’ too.
West Ham have at least £20 million ring fenced for a striker after the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
But Celtic are likely to want more for 23-year-old Edouard as they look to rebuild under a new manager in a bid to close the gap on bitter rivals Rangers.
Hammers duo Lanzini and Yarmolenko the perfect makeweights and would transform Hoops overnight
And that’s where West Ham duo Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko could come in.
Neither have a long-term future at West Ham. The pair have struggled for game time as West Ham battle for a place in Europe.
Like Edouard, Yarmolenko has just one year left on his contract. So West Ham will struggle to attract a big fee for their highest earner, who cost £17million from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
So he and Lanzini would be the perfect makeweights to help seal a deal with Celtic for Edouard.
A deal that would suit all parties
West Ham would solve their striker problem with a player who has proven he can play the lone forward role.
And Celtic would be transformed overnight by two genuine quality players.
Lanzini has shown signs of getting back to something like his best this season. He would flourish in Scotland and has the ability to become a real hero to Celtic fans.
Yarmolenko, when fit, is also a very skilful and experienced operator. And he could be a revelation for the Hoops too.
Celtic would obviously need to replace Edouard if they do sell to West Ham. But they will have the money available to do just that.
It would be a move to suit all parties. Lanzini and Yarmolenko would be joining a massive club, get more game time and would have the chance to play in Europe.
West Ham get the striker they need without breaking the bank.
And Celtic get two classy international players who would instantly help them close the gap on Rangers.