As the transfer silly season approaches in the English Premier League, Celtic will be watching with interest as West Ham’s, David Moyes confirms that their move for Tammy Abraham may be off if Chelsea look to ask for £45m for the striker.
Moyes’ Hammers have long been linked with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and with the big Frenchman’s contract entering it’s final year, Moyes may see him as the ideal man to lead the line this summer for his side.
Long respected journalist, Pete O’Rourke revealed via Twitter that West Ham are in the market for a striker but are not willing to pay over the odds, which could reignite their interest in Odsonne Edouard.
West Ham manager David Moyes says the club will be in the market for a striker this summer but "will be ruled out" of bidding for Chelsea and England forward Tammy Abraham if his price is £45m. #WHUFC #CFC
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) May 3, 2021
Edouard has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this season and with the French u21 star having no intentions of extending his contract, Celtic will be looking to cash in on him to maximize his value.
The Hoops once could have commanded at least £30m for the hitman but a recent dip in form, questions over his temperament and the fact that he is free to talk to clubs in January next year will tempt the Glasgow giants to accept a lower offer than his valuation, rather than lose him for free next year.
There are many clubs from the EPL, Italy and the Bundesliga reported to be interested in securing Edouard’s services next season so Celtic do have the potential to spark a bidding war especially after the latest news from West Ham United.
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