West Ham and Spurs in Tug-of-War for Celtic Star

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Both London clubs are vying for the signature of Matt O’Riley, Celtic’s in-form midfielder.

The 23-year-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season at Celtic, scoring 15 goals and assisting 16 in all competitions. This impressive form has attracted the attention of both West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur, who are both in need of a midfield refresh.

O’Riley, who was born in London, is reportedly receptive to a move to the Premier League. This has further fueled the competition between the two clubs.

West Ham might be at a disadvantage in this transfer battle. Ange Postecoglou, the new Tottenham manager, previously managed O’Riley at Celtic. This existing relationship could be a significant advantage for Spurs in convincing O’Riley to join them. West Ham, who were linked to Postecoglou before he joined Tottenham, might struggle to compete on this front.

He has well-rounded skillset, including strong passing, dribbling, and set-piece taking abilities. These qualities make him an attractive target for both West Ham and Tottenham. Additionally, his homegrown status is a bonus for both clubs.

Celtic reportedly value O’Riley at £25 million. His impressive performances have also been recognized by Celtic fans, who voted him their Young Player of the Year.

Two questions. Do really want him and also whether West Ham can convince O’Riley to choose them over a reunion with his former manager at Tottenham?

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  • Tommy Conway says:

    Ange may not be at Spurs, next season!
    Sign on for another year in the CL Matt and then go.

  • Andrew Ferguson says:

    Prove yourself on the big stage in the CL and the world will be your oyster. Better still stay with Celtic😀

  • David Bryson says:

    Should not consider bids of less then £30m

  • Tommy McNairn says:

    Would be a great loss but would like to see him stay for season.They should start the budding at £30m because he is thMaestroat good.Afraid to say we won’t be able to hold on to him if bids come in.

  • Trevsheadwonthecup says:

    Given Simon struggles to get through any article without mentioning spurs . Tells anyone sensible where he’s going next season.

  • Tony says:

    Antonio should not go…..not the player he was, but on his day, unplayable…if we could keep him away from MLS and Saudi ( wouldn’t blame him for getting a payday )would be great for the so called new squad. Ings was a complete failure and could have thrown some of that money at Johnson to stay…wot the heck do I know, only seen us win every trophy,we’ve ever one , doubt I’ve got time for another one….Born in the Mile End Road…Cockney thru and thru…⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒

    • Maurice Foley says:

      Hi Tony, may have met you back in the day. Used to meet up at mile end station in the 60s early 70s. Family Irish but west ham thru and thru. Would love to see O’Riely at wh. He’s the kind of player we want, energy and total commitment.

  • Trevsheadwonthecup says:

    Either west ham or another year at the tim molloys .

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