West Ham must pick Tammy Abraham over Olivier Giroud if they do business with Chelsea this summer, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Both strikers, 23 and 34, are currently being linked with a move to the London Stadium after being left out in the cold by Thomas Tuchel this season.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are ready to offer Abraham in any potential deal for Declan Rice. Meanwhile, Calciomercato.it (via Hammers News) claims West Ham could make a swoop for Giroud, who will be a free agent in the upcoming transfer window.
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For Palmer, if it is a toss-up between the two, then Abraham is a no-brainer. The ex-Leeds United midfielder told TT in an exclusive interview:
“In terms of taking the club forward, you’d rather get Tammy Abraham, wouldn’t you? Young player who needs to leave Chelsea. If he’s not going to play, he needs to leave, he needs to leave.
“Of course, you’d always have somebody like Giroud in your squad and around your squad, but the future is the likes of Abraham. Even if they get him out on a season loan, Abraham’s the one they need to get.”
Even though he has not played regularly, Giroud has still shown his worth this season, scoring those four goals against Sevilla in the Champions League, for example.
Given the age factor, however, Abraham quite clearly one for now and the future, going for the England international instead might make a little more sense.
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