The agent of reported West Ham United target Olivier Giroud may have just made a January move a whole lot easier.
West Ham have been consistently linked with a move for Giroud over the last year.
And the latest reports claim the Hammers are interested in a short-term deal for the Chelsea striker in January (Claret and Hugh).
David Moyes wants another centre-forward when the transfer window opens after failing to land Josh King in the summer window.
Moyes wants a striker in January
The Scot has just two strikers in his squad in Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio.
Haller is still struggling to impress and whilst Antonio is injury-prone.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim Moyes could move for Chelsea hitman Giroud when the transfer window reopens.
The 101-capped France international is apparently frustrated with his lack of game-time at Stamford Bridge, with Euro 2021 just seven months away.
The Chelsea hitman is 34 now. But he is still a crucial part of the France team and could definitely still do a job for West Ham until the end of the season.
Has Giroud agent just made January move a whole lot easier after criticising Lampard?
The former Arsenal star has featured just six times for Chelsea across all competitions this season.
And his agent, Michael Manuello, may have just greased the wheels for a January move by publicly slamming Blues boss and former Hammer Frank Lampard.
Speaking to Foot Mercato, Manuello questioned Lampard’s decision to put Tammy Abraham ahead of his client in the pecking order at Chelsea.
“You’d be blind not to see that Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham ahead of him,” Manuello told Foot Mercato.
“It is not frankly fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he has the right, it is his choice.
“So effectively if things continue like this, in December we will find ourselves where we were in December 2019.
‘If this continues we will have to experience other emotions’
“Things have happened in the last 5 months. We cannot just look at the last two months and be forgetful about the 3 years that came before it.
“But we have to be honest and if this continues, we will have to, first and foremost for him, experience other emotions.”
Lampard will not take kindly to being criticised by an agent.
And with Euro 2021 fast approaching on the horizon come January, a move for Giroud could suit all parties.
West Ham get a proven, quality, motivated striker for a modest loan fee on a short-term deal.
Chelsea free up squad space and wages.