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Crystal Palace: Fans would rather have Michy Batshuayi over Olivier Giroud after links to Frenchman

Crystal Palace: Fans would rather have Michy Batshuayi over Olivier Giroud after links to Frenchman

Many Crystal Palace fans do not appear to be particularly excited at the idea of signing Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.

According to the Sun, Palace are ‘weighing up’ an ‘ambitious swoop’ for Giroud after the Frenchman has had a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.

The attacker has featured just three times in the Premier League this season and will want to be playing first-team football if he is to continue playing for Didier Deschamps’ France.

Despite the World Cup winner being France’s third-highest all-time goalscorer, many Palace fans do not appear to want the 33-year-old and would prefer his Chelsea counterpart Michy Batshuayi, 26.

Giroud has immense Premier League experience. The player has 223 Premier League caps under his belt with 78 goals scored and 32 assists created (Transfermarkt); Batshuayi, on the other hand, has played just 48 games and scored 13 goals.

As you can see from the responses below, many Palace fans would rather either have Batshuayi – who did have a successful loan spell at the club last campaign – or just someone else altogether.

Here are some of the replies.

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