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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has no shortage of fans, with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham vying for his signature.
The 34-year-old forward has fallen through the pecking order in the Blues this season behind Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham. Although Frank Lampard wants him to stay, the Frenchman could look to move elsewhere in January to play regularly.
According to TalkSportGiroud, who scored all four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Sevilla in midweek, has been targeted by London rivals West Ham and Spurs.
There has been interest in him from foreign clubs, but West Ham could be an attractive destination as David Moyes is reportedly a huge fan of the player.
Many Hammers fans have taken to the social media site Twitter to voice their opinion on whether Giroud is needed in West Ham. There are some fans who feel the former Arsenal forward has a lot to offer, even at this age, and could be a fantastic addition to the club on a short-term deal.
Yes, Giroud benefits chelsea’s powerful midfield and we use 5 back and shortage of offensive line
– Thomas (@ Thomas97019501) December 3, 2020
– Rob Kelly (@robertekelly) December 3, 2020
– Boycie 🇬🇧 (@ Boycie0101) December 3, 2020
Massive Haller enhancement in all respects except age
– Steve Merry (@ steve_merry7) December 3, 2020
Too old he is still capable of scoring 4 goals in 1 Champions League game. You feel good?
– Fake Fornals (@FinallyFornals) December 3, 2020
I’d borrow it but that’s it
– Marky_grand moff_Chelmo piss / drink / old fart (@MarkChelmo) December 3, 2020
However, there are other fan groups who feel the club should look elsewhere for options, considering their age. While Giroud’s ability is not in doubt, fans feel West Ham should look to sign talented young forwards.
No, because Chelsea will do the rice in the deal
– Gary Doe (@ Doey33) December 3, 2020
He is 34 years old 🤔 in the short term it would be fine, but in the medium / long term I do not think it is a good option
– MexicanHammer⚒🇲🇽 (@MexicanHammerWH) December 3, 2020
No thanks, too old
– shy meg (@stolenbyyodel) December 3, 2020
No thanks. I’d rather keep Haller
– #GSBOUT IRONSMANJP (@ironsmanJP) December 3, 2020
Will Giroud be a good signing for West Ham?
Yes. The Hammers are doing well with David Moyes and Giroud will add quality to the side. It would come cheap, although West Ham might need to meet its high salary demands.
Giroud is seen primarily as a forward who can be used as a target; actually, it brings a lot more aside. He still wants to contribute regularly, and his performance against Sevilla shows that he still has a lot of football left.
At West Ham, Giroud can expect to play regularly, and would seize the opportunity if presented to him. On top of that, he doesn’t have to leave London (where he’s comfortably settled), which could be a great incentive in deciding his next club, should he ever leave Chelsea.