According to a recent report from The Daily Mail, Olivier Giroud has no intentions of leaving Chelsea in the near future. The France international only made the move to Stamford Bridge in January this year after five-and-a-half years at Premier League rivals Arsenal, although a lack of game time under new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has called his future at the club into question.
Yet the man himself has played down talk of a possible move away from the West London outfit, although that shouldn’t prevent Everton’s Marcel Brands and Marco Silva from trying to change his mind with an enticing proposal to make the move to the exciting Toffees.
Ultimately, the Merseysiders endured a testing season last term under a combination of Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce, eventually finishing eighth in the Premier League table but doing so in a way that wasn’t overly thrilling for the Goodison Park faithful.
And while new boss Silva didn’t make a particularly fast start to life as Everton boss, things have been much improved in recent weeks in losing just one of their last six league matches, while several of the club’s summer signings appear to be getting to grips with life on the blue half of Merseyside.
Thus, one would expect the Toffees to continue improving as part of Silva’s revolution, which is a project that would surely appeal to many player around the country, not least someone like Giroud who has struggled for regular football at Chelsea, but would be well-placed for it at Everton.
The 32-year-old made the move to Chelsea earlier this year as former boss Antonio Conte sought greater competition for Alvaro Morata, only for Giroud to net on just five occasions for the club in the second half of last season.
And with only four Premier League starts to his name under Sarri this time round, things don’t appear to be improving for the France World Cup winner – yet they surely would at Silva’s Everton.
The Toffees have had glaring problems in the striking ranks for some time now to the point that Silva has trailed summer signing Richarlison in that position, with the likes of Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin simply not producing the goods.
And while things are going well for 21-year-old Richarlison in that position, one wonders whether he’d be better served out wide where he started the season, and thus having someone imposing like Giroud to aim at in the box.
The Frenchman is aerially very strong and can dominate opposition centre backs, which can only be good news for wide men like Richarlison, Bernard, and Theo Walcott, while he is also very intelligent in his movement to create space behind backlines, thus appealing to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s brilliant array of passing.
As such, not only would Everton benefit greatly from signing £16.2 million-rated Giroud (as per Transfermarkt), the Frenchman himself would benefit from a move to Goodison Park – even though he appears to want to stay at Chelsea, he surely couldn’t turn down a move to exciting Everton.
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