David Sullivan has hired agents to ensure West Ham get a deal to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard over the line this summer.
Having scored 81 goals in 164 games for the Hoops, it looks as though Edouard could be set to depart the club after their difficult campaign. The Parkhead club surrendered their grip on the Scottish Premiership and could now lose one of their star players too. A move to England continues to be mooted for the 23-year-old, where the are reportedly a number of suitors.
Leicester, managed by Edouard’s former boss Brendan Rodgers, have been strongly linked. As have Arsenal, who may be in need of a forward for next term. Alexandre Lacazette’s future remains uncertain, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has struggled for form in 2020/21.
However, it is West Ham are who said to be leading the race for the Frenchman.
The London side are another requiring a new frontman after failing to replace Sebastien Haller in January. That left them with only Michail Antonio as their only option, however he has since picked up another injury.
Sullivan pushing for Edouard signature
With West Ham seemingly at the front of the queue to land him, it appears their co-chairman Sullivan is looking to capitalise on their position.
According to a report on Football Insider (via Sports Lens), he has enlisted the aid of agents to get the deal done. They will work on behalf of the club to negotiate the transfer.
They add that Edouard could be available in a dramatically cup price deal. Previously valued at £40million, he could be available for between £8-10million.
That’s largely down to his contract situation. His current deal will expire in May 2022, meaning this may be Celtic’s last chance to secure a fee. A drop off in his own performances is another factor in the reduction of his price tag.
But the ex-PSG man has proved his capabilities and with plenty of room for further progression, the Hammers could be about to grab themselves a bargain.