West Ham are reportedly ready to offer Olivier Giroud a four-year deal as the striker seeks regular playing time.
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- Scored a goal every 111.25 minutes for Arsenal last season
- West Ham willing to pay him £100kpw
Even though Giroud signed a new contract with Arsenal at the beginning of the year, the 30-year-old has conceded that he’s not happy with his lack of starts.
When given the chance, he’s proven he can score.
However, with Alexis Sanchez in the starting XI ahead of him, Arsene Wenger’s not had much choice but to keep him on the bench.
“I’ll talk to the coach,” Giroud said recently. “I had limited playing time but, at some point, there are things I will not be satisfied with — another year with such low playing time. It will be necessary to think with my family and advisers.”
“I still have three years with Arsenal, so my future is for now with Arsenal. I feel good, I want to win the championship of England. Afterwards, I do not know what my near future will be.”
According to Goal, West Ham are therefore apparently willing to sign the France international for £20m and offer him £100k-per-week to bring him to the London Stadium. In fact, they’ve reportedly already started talks with Giroud’s representatives over the move.
The target man scored 16 goals in 1,780 minutes for the Gunners last season, which works out as a goal every 111.25 minutes.