Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to show interest in Olivier Giroud, who could be a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
- Dortmund have an interest in Giroud
- Giroud could still leave Arsenal despite being on tour
- Aubameyang could move to Chelsea
There has been plenty of interest in the French striker who could struggle to get minutes on the pitch next season. Everton, West Ham, Marseille and Lyon have all shown an interest. According to the Mirror, Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have also joined the race.
Dortmund could lose top goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer with Chelsea showing an interest. Giroud would be seen as his replacement. Although Giroud has travelled to Sydney with the Arsenal team, the striker previously admitted he could still leave the club.
“Some people asked me if I am going to travel or not. I am an Arsenal player and for the moment I am here. I just want to prepare well for the season and we will see later,” he said at club’s launch of their new third kit.
“But it is true that I really enjoyed my five years with Arsenal. I try to be professional. No matter what happens, I did my job on the pitch. I had an amazing welcome from the fans and from the club and it has been five amazing years for me.
“I won’t forget it, no matter what happens. We will see about my future.”
While his preference is to stay at Arsenal, the striker knows that starts next season could be hard to come by after Arsenal made the record signing of Alexandre Lacazette.
Giroud will back himself against any competition, but with a World Cup next summer he’ll want to be playing as much as he can.