Premier League side Wolves have now cooled their interest in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the ongoing January transfer window.
It has been stated that Nuno Santo initially was looking to move for Giroud this month, but it now seems as if the club will not look to sign the Frenchman in the January transfer window.
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Wolves cool interest in Giroud
The Mirror have recently published a report about Wolves’ interest in signing a striker in January. The report states that Nuno has now aborted the club’s hunt for Giroud as they have been told that the club can’t make a big signing this month.
The manager has reportedly been told to use the resources he has in his team as the club’s owners Fosun International aren’t looking to spend big in January, as they spent around £70million in the summer. Nuno did initially want to move for Giroud and Liverpool’s Divock Origi because of Raul Jimenez’s injury.
Patrick Cutrone was recalled from his loan spell at Fiorentina though and he featured for Wolves in their recent FA Cup game against Crystal Palace.
In December last year, Frank Lampard had praised Giroud for his abilities: “He is the ultimate professional, and I think he’s done that through his career. I think that’s why with Oli you see his numbers for France and in the Champions League.
“He wasn’t always a regular before I got here, but as soon as I came in I could feel the positivity off him as a player, how he wants to train, how he wants to affect people whether he starts or not.”
Giroud is a World Cup winner and he has also won the FA Cup four times. In the current campaign, the Frenchman has scored nine times in all competitions for the Blues, so could this be a mistake from Fosun?
Nuno forced to make do
While Giroud does have a reliable goalscoring record in the Premier League, it seems as if Nuno will have to move forward with what he has.
Cutrone struggled for goals during his time at La Viola and Fabio Silva is yet to score from open play in all competitions for Wolves this season. While Jimenez has returned to light training, Wolves will need Cutrone and Silva to step up until the Mexico star is fully recovered, and their recent goalscoring records suggest that isn’t overly likely.
So it isn’t good news for Wolves fans that the owners won’t spend this month, and it could well come back to haunt Nuno unless Cutrone or Silva can show something they haven’t shown thus far in an Old Gold shirt.
In other news, Wolves have been linked with a Championship winger – read more here.
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