West Ham eyeing move for Celtic midfielder in January transfer window

West Ham United is reportedly eyeing a January transfer window move for Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley, according to TEAMtalk. The 22-year-old English midfielder, who joined Celtic in January 2022, has been in impressive form this season, notching six goals and four assists in 14 games for Brendan Rodgers’ side, relays the WHZ.

O’Riley’s versatility is one of his key assets, as he can play as a central midfielder, a deep-lying midfielder, or in the number 10 role. This flexibility makes him an attractive prospect for West Ham manager David Moyes, especially given that Edson Alvarez’s suspension has revealed a need for additional depth in the central midfield position.

Celtic, however, will not part with O’Riley easily and are said to demand at least £25 million for the midfielder. This price tag reflects O’Riley’s growing reputation and his contributions to Celtic’s strong start to the season.

Born in Hounslow, O’Riley began his youth career at Fulham before moving to MK Dons in 2021 and eventually signing with Celtic. His work rate and versatility make him an ideal fit for a team managed by Moyes, who values hardworking players.

West Ham fans will be eager to see if the club can secure O’Riley’s services in the upcoming transfer window, as they look to strengthen their squad for a potential European push.