West Ham and Celtic want £15m striker at Chelsea and likened to Didier Drogba

West Ham and Celtic are interested in the 22-year-old Bristol City striker, who was born in Chelsea and has compared himself to Blues legend and Premier League champion Didier Drogba

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West Ham and Celtic are facing a summer transfer battle because of Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo – who has compared himself to Didier Drogba.

Semenyo, 22, has scored six goals in 21 Championship games for City this season, and provided eight assists.

The Hammers were unable to bring in any new players in the January transfer window, but the manager David Moyes are aiming to bring in key striker Michail Antonio in the summer.

Semenyo, the EFL Championship Player of the Month in January, is expected to cost any potential buyer at least around £15m.

Celtic have also been keeping an eye on the speed forward, who has been on loan at Bath City, Newport County and Sunderland following promotion to Ashton Gate.

Semenyo has played extensively for Man City but his priority position is the striker.

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David Moyes is understood to have followed Antoine Semenyo

The Chelsea-born youngster recently said: “In terms of my association play, I love watching Drogba.

“For running behind Thierry Henry. They are the perfect example of both. Drogba’s linking play is unreal, and with Henry’s speed and power, he really has everything. I try. model two aspects of the game around them.

“About who I’m a little closer to in my game, I’d say Drogba. He can play with his feet, run behind and dribble. Maybe it’s a bit more like me.”

Semenyo has always dreamed of playing at the highest level – and in an interview with Sky Sports he insists he would love to make it to the team Premier League.

“It has always been my dream since I was little,” he said.

“But whether it’s now or a few years from now, I’m not in too much of a hurry. I just want to keep working on my game so that if I get to the top then hopefully there won’t be any problems.” “

Semenyo signed a four-year deal in 2019 that will keep him at City until 2023 – but has vowed to keep him on the ground despite a growing number of scouts monitoring his progress ta.

Didier Drogba had a successful career at Chelsea

He added: “Things are going very well right now, but there is always room for improvement and there are small things I can always do better. But overall, I feel like everything has been really good since I came back from the injury.

“I’m going to enjoy this success a little bit, but I won’t be too stubborn. I’ll try to keep my head down to make sure I still get the job done.

“In the last couple of games I’ve been monitoring and analyzing, I think I’ve been a bit slow in predicting the position of the ball.

“I need to try harder and that will help me score a few more goals. I have set myself a small goal to hit double figures this season.”

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