Olivier Giroud has been urged to join Tottenham as the player looks to leave Chelsea in order to gain more playing time.

TOPSHOT - Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud (L) clashes with West Ham United's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)
TOPSHOT – Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud (L) clashes with West Ham United’s Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Olivier Giroud has played just 282 minutes this season so far under Frank Lampard and the 33-year-old is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in this window.

With Harry Kane destroying his hamstring, former Spurs man, Pascal Chimbonda, thinks Giroud would be perfect for Tottenham while Kane recovers.

“I do think they need a striker,” the ex-Spurs defender said. “Harry Kane is out for five or six weeks – who is going to score the goals?

“Lucas Moura is not a natural striker, Spurs need someone more like Kane, a focal point in the penalty area. Dare I say it, but I think someone like Olivier Giroud fits the bill.

“It’s obvious Frank Lampard doesn’t fancy him at Chelsea, I’m sure Giroud wants out, so why not him?

“Yes, he’s a former Arsenal player, but he’s also a World Cup winner and presumably he’s available.

“I’d take him on loan, but if the opportunity was there to buy him, then I’d buy him. There’s no one else readily available on the market who has his quality.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

So far, Giroud has one goal this season – in the UEFA Supercup – and has 19 goals in 70 games for Chelsea since signing there. He scored 105 in 203 for Arsenal.

A lot of Arsenal fans had trouble letting Giroud leave initially, with many just pretending he was on loan at Chelsea. In the 12 months that have past since he left, however, that has settled and mostly we just remember him with a lot of fondness.

That would no doubt change dramatically if he was to decide to follow Chimbonda’s advice and join Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.

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