West Ham are interested in signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer, according to reports in the UK.
The 23-year-old will have one year left on his contract in June, and he could be available for a relatively low price. However, up until now, it has been assumed that the Hammers were prioritising a move for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and fans on Twitter are not sure Edouard is a good alternative:
He’s class, but he’s very lazy
— J o e (@NotJoeBryson) April 14, 2021
Rather Tammy all day ⚒
— Harrison Tuckwell (@HarrisonTuckwe1) April 14, 2021
yes yes yes yes
— 〽️ (@whumako) April 14, 2021
Bring him in
— Blue cheese🧀🇸🇸🇺🇬 (@Samiekarlo18) April 14, 2021
Would rather someone like tammy
— Luka⚒ (@LukaSkaric2) April 14, 2021
Unproven but has a similar record to dembele who played for them, so could be worth it if not too expensive
— Niall Tasker (@tiskyboo) April 14, 2021
— O Fenômeno (@CallumSecret) April 14, 2021
If he did join. He would need to up his work rate.
— Mark Emms ⚒ (@MarkEmms4) April 14, 2021
— Alex ⚒️ #COYI (@AlexLou47257315) April 14, 2021
Edouard has scored 20 goals in 35 appearances this season, but the standard of the Scottish league means those figures can’t be used as a true barometer of his abilities.
Even so, the Frenchman is a player who is in high demand. Reports suggest that Arsenal, Leicester, AC Milan and Roma are also keeping tabs on the forward.
West Ham boss David Moyes will be looking to bring in a new striker at the end of the season, but whether Edouard has been identified as the man to strengthen their options up front, we shall have to wait and see.