West Ham would be getting “a huge bargain” if they signed Odsonne Edouard for a fee in the region of £10million this summer, according to Kevin Phillips.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed signing the 23-year-old would be a “no-brainer” at such a price.
Edouard has just over 12 months left on his contract at Parkhead and could be sold this summer for a knockdown fee.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider the Hammers are laying the groundwork for a summer deal and are hopeful of winning the race for his signature.
Edouard’s camp believe an exit from Celtic can be secured for as little as £8-10million in the upcoming transfer window, despite the club having slapped a £40million price tag on his head last summer.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the Irons potentially signing the French striker in a cut-price deal, Phillips said: “For £10m it would be a huge bargain.
“If he is available for a fee in that region it will not just be West Ham sniffing around, there will be a lot of other clubs interested and that could drive up the price.
“West Ham play good football and they have some fantastic players at the moment so they are an attractive proposition. They are a club heading in the right direction.
“If they can grab hold of Edouard for that sort of money, it is a no-brainer for me. If it works, you have a bargain and if it doesn’t you have not lost too much money. £10million is nothing for a player in this day and age.”
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