According to reports, Tottenham and West Ham United are interested in signing Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.
After the arrival of Timo Werner to Chelsea, the Frenchman has seen his chances dwindle at Stamford Bridge. The World Cup winner is desperate for first-team football to ensure that he remains in contention for the France squad for the EURO 2021.
Even clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, and Inter Miami are keeping close tabs on the Frenchman’s situation but it seems that the 6-time English champions are reluctant to let Ollie leave. Giroud was back in Frank Lampard’s good books after an impressive scoring streak in the post lockdown season of the Premier League.
He was even rewarded with a one-year contract extension but has found game time hard to come by this season. However, the Chelsea head coach remains adamant that Giroud is still crucial to Chelsea’s ambition this time. After the win over Rennes Lampard said,
“Yes, it does, and I’ve felt it first-hand, last year it was him or Tammy (Abraham) fighting for the No 9 spot. Tammy had a great first half of the season, and then Oli in restart was fantastic. And the things behind the scenes, everybody kind of feels from the outside to be fair, what a great professional he is and how highly regarded he is by his team-mates and myself. So for him to get a goal, you saw the reaction of his team-mates, he’s so professional in how he trains and looks after himself that age isn’t even a factor for him. He’s getting better with age if anything in terms of how he looks after himself. So he offers a lot for us and I keep saying it but the big schedule coming up and the way we play means I will rely on players. So thankfully for me he’s a player that always keeps the right attitude if he’s not playing regularly, and I know when I call upon him that he comes in as he did.”