As the clock ticks closer to transfer deadline day, concerns from a recruitment point of view will surely start to grow for West Ham United.
The Irons haven’t been very active at all this month with the most eye-catching piece of business being the one to sell striker Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
The club’s record buy is no longer a Hammers player and as a result, they need to severely invest in their attacking line. Michail Antonio has been a good remedy in recent weeks with two goals in two games but they need someone else to bolster their ranks.
That happens to be Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard. According to The Daily Star, David Moyes’ side are interested in recruiting the Frenchman.
Edouard is currently valued at £35m so it would take a hefty amount of money for him to move from Glasgow to east London. Though, if they can pull off a deal it would be incredible business.
In short, this move could take West Ham to a new level. The forward is a genuine goal scorer and has been running riot over the last few years.
With a record like that, it’s bound to get you excited, especially when his potential new team have struggled for goals.
In years gone by, finding the net has been an arduous task for many players in the West Ham squad. Not since Teddy Sheringham in 2004/05 have they had a striker capable of scoring over 20 goals in one season, and depressingly, not since Carlton Cole in 2011/12 has their top scorer netted 15 or more.
That speaks volumes about the Hammers, a team who have generally underperformed. Therefore, by signing a player like Edouard, it could finally help take them to the next level.
Described as a player with “magic in his feet” by Frank McGarvey, he is a fearsome individual and judging by his goal record, West Ham could finally find someone capable of scoring over 15 or 20 in one campaign.
Moyes’ men are currently seventh in the league and just two points off the Champions League places. Therefore, with the addition of Edouard, they could potentially make a late dart towards the top four. Failing that, a Europa League spot could well be on the cards.
This would undoubtedly be a different level for West Ham. They have struggled for a consistent period of time now. It’s time for them to sign a proven scorer and really establish themselves in the top half of the Premier League.