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Celtic: West Ham set to sign Armstrong Okoflex

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West Ham look set to sign Celtic attacker Armstrong Okoflex, according to the Glasgow Evening Times.

The Lowdown: Okoflex’s Celtic career

Okoflex, who can play anywhere across the front three, joined Celtic from Arsenal back in 2018.

However, the 19-year-old struggled to force his way into the Hoops’ senior squad and appeared to mock the club last year due to his lack of game time on Tik Tok.

His two senior Celtic appearances came last season after multiple members of Neil Lennon’s side were forced to isolate following Christopher Jullien’s positive result, leaving the Hoops with the bare bones.

It now seems as if the attacker is now set to leave Celtic Park for good.

The Latest: Okoflex in London; Two-year deal

The Glasgow Evening Times shared the story on Wednesday afternoon, claiming the youngster was in London to finalise a move with the Hammers.

David Moyes is a big fan of Okoflex, who looks set to sign a contract with the Premier League side this month.

Mark Hendry was the reporter behind the Glasgow Evening Times’ story, and he added some more information on a proposed deal on Twitter.

“Okoflex looks like he’ll sign a two-year deal at West Ham, with a one-year extension option.”

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The Verdict: Will it prove to be a big loss?

Okoflex never got the chance to impress with the Hoops at senior level in a full-strength squad. For whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out for the youngster up in Scotland, but Moyes clearly thinks there is potential with Okoflex, with the Hammers offering a two-year deal.

Over the next few years, we’ll see if the Hoops will regret not giving the youngster more of a chance at first-team level.

Should he go on and break into Moyes’ plans at the London Stadium, Celtic may well end up kicking themselves. Only time will tell.

In other news: Alan Nixon drops Ange Postecoglou transfer hint, find out more here.


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