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Report: Hammers set to sign England and Ireland international

West Ham will soon sign Celtic youngster Armstrong Okoflex, according to a report

Celtic fan website www.67hailhail.com quotes ExWHUemployee on the The West Ham Way podcast as saying:

“We have signed one player, I think he’s due to be announced soon and the guy is called Armstrong Okoflex, which is a quality name.

“He plays for Celtic and he’s a former Arsenal youth player.

“He’s actually played a couple of times for Celtic. He was born in Dublin and started out in one of the country’s famous academies St Kevin’s Boys.

“Then Liam Brady spotted him for Arsenal, brought him over and then he signed for Celtic on a three-year deal.

“He’s actually played for Celtic, he made his first-team debut for the club as a substitute against Hibernian in January 2021.

“But I believe his contract is up and I think he’s going to be coming over to West Ham, which will be interesting because he’s already played a couple of times for Celtic so he’s going to have some calibre.”

The 19 year-old left winger was born in Dublin, Ireland and started out playing with one of the countries most famous academies, St Kevin’s Boys before being spotted by Arsenal legend and scout Liam Brady, who had also come through the St Kevin’s, with Okoflex then signing for the London club. He joined Celtic on a three-year deal from Arsenal in September 2018 on a free transfer.  Okoflex has been a member of the republic of Ireland U16 and U19 squads and also England U16 and U17’s.

His main position is a left winger but can also play on the right wing or as a centre forward.

The youngster found him self in hot water last year after Armstrong was slammed for saying an eight-year-girl would be “peng” when she’s older.

The Hoops youth team player hosted an Instagram Live – inviting followers to get involved and provide “entertainment”.

A spokesperson for Celtic at the time said: “The matter will be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken.”

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