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West Ham should think twice before swooping for Odsonne Edouard as the striker has “downed tools” at Celtic.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Celtic’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers on Sunday.

Edouard missed a penalty and won just one of 16 offensive duels in what might be his last Glasgow derby (Wyscout).

Football Insider first broke news that West Ham co-owner David Sulivan has given the go-ahead for agents to start working on a move for the Frenchman.

That comes after this site revealed that the Irons are ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Leicester in the battle for the 22-year-old’s signature. 

Kenny claims that the hammers might be making a mistake as it appears that Edouard is liable to give up when things aren’t going his way.

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“You don’t want someone who’s downed tools,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“What’s to say he won’t do the same at West Ham as well? You need to be on it from the first minute to last in this league.

“If his work rate isn’t 100 per cent then he’s going to struggle in the Premier League anyway.

“You’ve got to think about that when you’re looking at him.”

Edouard signed for the Hoops from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2018 in a £9million deal.

The striker has gone on to score 81 goals in 164 appearances for the club, with 20 of those strikes coming in Celtic’ disastrous 2020-21 campaign.

In other news, Celtic are getting “great deal” amid latest Patryk Klimala transfer update.