The Daily Mail have Montpellier striker and French international Olivier Giroud linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, but they suggest he is swaying towards a move to Germany with Champions League finalists Bayern Munich.
Now although Mantpellier’s eccentric owner Louis Nicollin has valued Giroud at a ridiculous £50m! It is more likely the French hitman will set any potential suiters back £15m.
Now although Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern are the only reported teams interested in Giroud’s signature who should be taking a look at the 6ft 3ins centre forward?
Well I see one perfect fit for Giroud in the Premier League…Tottenham Hotspur!
They have enjoyed much success this season and look destined for the Champions League once again provided they beat Fulham on the final day and Chelsea fail to win the Champions League.
This success has been achieved partly by having a big, able centre forward in Adebayor who players like Bale and Lennon can hit with crosses and Van Der Vaart can work off.
Now it seems Adebayor is destined for pastures new leaving Tottenham in desperate need of a similar centre forward but maybe one who scores a few more goals.
Giroud is 6ft 3ins tall, known for his physical presence and aerial ability but also boasts a decent goal scoring record having scored 21 goals for surprise Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier this season. Overall Giroud has scored 31 times in 66 games for Montpellier and is still only 25-years-old meaning he is still developing and shouldn’t hit his peak for two years.
Centre forwards will be at a premium this summer as football seems to be moving into a phase where by scoring goals is more important than defensive solidity.
Considering Tottenham don’t have funds available like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City etc. it is players like Giroud who Tottenham should be interested in. At £15m I think Spurs could pick themselves up a bargain much like Newcastle with Papiss Cisse, it is not always about having the well known global superstars but sometimes concentrating on finding a diamond in the rough.
Giroud will score goals, especially with the service Tottenham supply their strikers but he will also be more than capable of holding the ball up bringing others into play, being a link man if you like for players like Bale, Modric, V.D.Vaart.
I think if Tottenham don’t make a move for Giroud they could find it difficult to find another striker with his quality and attributes for that price and it could be a decision that costs them next season.
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