West Ham ‘eye up £35m deal for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard’ to replace flop Sebastien Haller after he was sold to Ajax – with David Moyes ‘convinced he’ll be a hit in the Premier League’
- West Ham want to sign a striker before the January transfer window closes
- Striker Sebastien Haller was sold earlier this month in a £20m deal to Ajax
- Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard has been identified by David Moyes as a replacement
West Ham are eyeing a £35million deal to sign Celic striker Odsonne Edouard.
The Hammers are in the market for a striker this month after offloading Sebastien Haller for £20m to Ajax.
David Moyes has rejuvenated West Ham, guiding the club to seventh-place in the Premier League but feels he needs a focal point up front.
West Ham want to sign Celtic’s £35m-rated forward Odsonne Edouard this month
According to the Daily Star, Edouard has been identified as a suitable replacement for Haller with West Ham keen to strike a deal before this month’s transfer window shuts.
West Ham have not been put off by Haller’s failure to settle at the club after selling him for £30m less than what they paid to sign him in 2019 and are ready to splash the cash again on a new striker.
Moyes has reportedly watched the Frenchman on several occasions and is convinced he can be a success in the Premier League.
The club are in the market for a striker after offloading Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20m
It is understood the striker is eager to test himself in England after scoring 74 times for Celtic in 151 matches for the club.
The same report claims his preference would be to join an established top-six club but West Ham are the only side with concrete interest in him.
Tottenham and Arsenal are also admirers but are weighing up their options and will consider a move for him in the summer.
Celtic find themselves in a difficult position with Edouard’s contract expiring in 18 months – and may be tempted to sell him this month with the possibility of his price falling in the summer.