Date: 22nd January 2021 at 11:50am
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In-the-know podcaster ExWHUemployee has recently drawn a transfer link between West Ham United and Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

Earlier in the transfer window, Sebastien Haller switched the London Stadium for the Johan Cruyff ArenA as he signed for Ajax in a €22.5m (£20.25m) deal (per BBC).

That has left David Moyes with Michail Antonio as the only out-and-out striker available in his first-team squad (per Transfermarkt).

Meanwhile, Celtic are faltering in Scotland this season, currently trailing their Old Firm rivals in the league table by as many as 20 points.

During the current transfer window, Edouard has been linked with several Premier League clubs, some of those being Arsenal, Aston Villa, Wolves and Leeds United (via TEAMtalk).

However, during the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, ExWHUemployee claimed that the Hammers could also have eyes on the Frenchman.

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General view inside the London Stadium ahead of West Ham v Norwich City

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He said: “I put it on our Patreon about the Celtic striker – Edouard. Apparently, he [was] not picked for Celtic [against Livingston].

“So, I don’t know if he’s injured or not but that might be significant, going on what that agent said to me.

“But, again, I don’t know how likely he is.”

TIF Thoughts on what ExWHUemployee said about Odsonne Edouard…

As can be seen in what the podcaster had to say, he believes that it could be “significant” that the Frenchman did not play against Livingston after an agent told him the Hammers were interested.

Would Odsonne Edouard be a good signing for West Ham?

No, he's not that good

No, he's not that good

Yes, he's a class player

Yes, he's a class player

While the 23-year-old attacker did not feature against Livingston, he also did not in their two previous games in the Premiership due to being in quarantine, so, his absence may have been related to that.

According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, though, the Hoops are coming around to the idea of the striker departing and a fee in the region of €25-30m (£22.3-26.7m) has been touted.

So, it certainly does seem there is scope for West Ham to make a move to sign Edouard if they are indeed interested in him.