By Kevin Campbell

27th Jun, 2021 | 6:44pm

West Ham tipped to sign 'brilliant' Edouard after Romano update - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has tipped West Ham to sign Odsonne Edouard this summer after Leicester City pulled out of the race for the Celtic striker.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton forward heaped praise on the “brilliant” 23-year-old and suggested he would be a good fit for David Moyes’s side.

Leicester were in pole position to sign Edouard this summer but instead opted for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka.

According to Fabrizio Romano (25 June), the deal for Daka has been completed and an announcement is now expected in the coming days.

As revealed by Football Insider (19 June), this has opened the door for West Ham to re-ignite their interest in Edouard and it is understood the club is weighing up whether to do so.

Campbell claimed the French striker, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Parkhead, would be a “smart signing” from David Moyes.

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“The word on the street is that they are looking at Odsonne Edouard,” he told Football Insider.

“I’m a big fan of his. It is not going to be a deal that is overly expensive and I think West Ham have got the money.

“He’s a brilliant player and David Moyes needs an extra body up top so the deal makes a lot of sense. West Ham cannot go into next season with just Michail Antonio.

“Edouard is good with his feet, can create goals and his own chances at times.

“I honestly think that would be a smart signing for West Ham. It is one I can see happening.”

In other news, big update on West Ham bid to sign 28-yr-old after club U-turns.