According to a report by Football Insider, bringing a development on the Odsonne Edouard saga, West Ham United are still in pole position to seal a deal for the Celtic striker as Leicester City have ‘second thoughts’ over his signing.
Indeed, as per the outlet, the Irons have climbed into pole position and are hopeful they will win the race to sign him – coming after they first revealed that GSB are ‘laying the groundwork‘ for his signing.
Irons still in pole position for Edouard
Now, as they bring an update, Football Insider claim Leicester and manager Brendan Rodgers are having ‘second thoughts’ over Edouard in a potential boost for the Irons.
Indeed, they say the Foxes interest has ‘diminished’ amid the sensational form of Kelechi Iheanacho – which surely gifts the Hammers an uplift in the chase for Edouard as a competitor potentially looks elsewhere.
They first reported that West Ham were making ‘progress behind the scenes‘ for Edouard – and this news of Leicester’s interest could reinforce that progress further.
Transfer Tavern take
The 23-year-old still has plenty of seasons ahead of him and should arguably be up there with West Ham’s fellow priority striking targets Tammy Abraham, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ivan Toney and Adam Armstrong (ExWHUemployee).
He has been described as ‘phenomenal’ and ‘the best in Scotland’ when on his game by outspoken pundit Stephen Craigan to Go Radio (via the Daily Record).
Pundit Kevin Phillips also claimed it would be a ‘no brainer’ and ‘huge bargain’ to sign Edouard for a fee in the region of £8-10 million, as is being reported, and it’s definitely hard to argue given his record in north of the border.
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