West Ham are said to be considering a move for Olivier Giroud as the former Arsenal man struggles for time at Chelsea.
Back in May, Olivier Giroud agreed to remain at Chelsea despite it seeming like the former Arsenal favourite would be leaving the club in the summer.
Giroud left Arsenal during Arsene Wenger’s final transfer window when he was shipped across London for £15.3m in January 2018 as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived. Although he had scored 21 goals, with 13 assists, in 76 games for Chelsea before his extension (a goal or assist every 110 minutes), it seemed like he would be off during the summer.
Giroud said at the time: “I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea. I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates. I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”
Giroud’s contract is up in the summer of 2021 and it seems highly unlikely the 34-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge.
Step up West Ham who are interested in bringing Giroud across London in January for a cost of £7m which seems relatively steep when you consider Giroud’s age and contract status. That being said, the Frenchman still has it in front of goal, scoring eight goals in Chelsea’s last 12 league matches of last season, despite struggling to get into the team until February.
Giroud has played just 154 minutes this season, scoring one goal.