Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to some of the best players in the world as Jose Mourinho looks to ease the burden on Harry Kane, but nothing has materialised as of yet.
Paul Robinson believes it will be “difficult” for Tottenham to tempt Arkadiusz Milik to join the club in the summer and insists they should sign Olivier Giroud instead. The Pole has recently been linked with a move to north London.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international acknowledged Spurs have a tough time trying to convince strikers to move to north London as Kane is the first-choice striker.
The pundit told football writer Dylan Childs “it is always a difficult sell to a player when they know Harry Kane will play if he is fit. Mourinho will only play with one striker and you have got to remember that they have Son as well.
“Milik would not start every game and it would take a certain type of player to play that role.
“But Kane has not completed a full season for three years or so. He is still scoring goals despite missing great big chunks of seasons through injury but do you want to risk it as a player coming in? It is a tough sell.
“In January they tried to get Giroud and I still think he would be a smart signing.”
It is hard to argue with Robinson on this one, as Giroud is still a top-class striker, given his status as a World Cup winner.
The 33-year-old bagged 105 goals for Arsenal between 2012-18 until he jumped ship to Stamford Bridge.
Despite his age, it doesn’t look like the Frenchman will be slowing down anytime soon, as he has continued to impress for Chelsea, scoring 22 goals and providing 13 assists in 79 appearances for the Blues, winning the Europa League and FA Cup along the way.
Mourinho’s side are currently eighth in the Premier League, nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, although they have a game in hand over their close rivals.
The Portuguese has made it clear he wants to win trophies at Tottenham, which is something Giroud knows all about, as his trophy cabinet more than speaks for itself.
His experience at the top levels of the game could be a decisive factor as Spurs go in search of silverware next season. Moreover, he could act as a mentor to Troy Parrott and Steven Bergwijn, which would be an added bonus.
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