By Frank McAvennie

22nd Mar, 2021 | 2:00pm

McAvennie stunned as Liverpool reportedly set sights on Edouard

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is a “talent” and ticks a lot of boxes for the Premier League big hitters.

That is according to ex-Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Transfer Window Podcast reported that Liverpool and Arsenal are set to join West Ham in pursuit of the 22-year-old.

The Daily Star revealed in January that the Hammers were keen on the Frenchman as a replacement for Sebastien Haller.

Edouard scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the season but then went on a run of just two goals in 11 league matches under now-sacked boss Neil Lennon.

He has since rediscovered his form and has 20 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions this season.

Edouard’s attributes as a footballer are clear to see, claims McAvennie, but Moyes should think very carefully about the youngster’s attitude before making a bid.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I would take Edouard at West Ham but the way he downed tools with Lenny was disappointing.

“The boy’s got talent and West Ham need a striker. But if David Moyes would have that kind of player, I don’t know.

“But you get the ball up to him and he keeps it. He’s definitely a talent.

“There are rumours going about here, there and everywhere but until someone comes in and spends the money, we just don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Edouard was the subject of controversy in Sunday’s Glasgow derby when he was booked for simulation in the 28th minute.

The match finished 1-1, meaning Celtic still trail champions Rangers by 20 points in the Scottish Premiership.

In other news, the potential appointment of Fergal Harkin as director of football at Celtic is just the first step in a “massive shakeup,” claims one top pundit.