Olivier Giroud has admitted he is considering his Chelsea future after the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus. Giroud is out of contract in the summer and his time in west London is looking likely to come to an end.
Alvaro Morata has completed a loan move to Atletico Madrid, but Giroud’s playing time looks to remain stunted with the arrival of Higuain. Giroud recently spoke to French newspaper Canal, and was open about the possibility of leaving Chelsea.
“My priority is to stay in the Premier League,” Giroud said in response to being questioned whether a return to France was on the cards come the summer.
Giroud’s insistence on staying in England is good news for the Hammers and with Arnautovic, Carroll and Hernandez likely to leave, the World Cup winner represents a Premier League proven goal scorer for the club to sign.
With West Ham still pursuing Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo, the club’s striking options next season are shaping up to be an exciting proposition.
Pellegrini obviously likes to utilise a strong, physically imposing forward when he can. He used Edin Dzeko at Manchester City to great effect and Arnautovic has played in a similar role this season. Giroud possesses quality link up play and a threat in the box, both on the floor and in the air.
The 32-year-old would be able to stay in London and would replicate the physicality and aerial prowess of both Arnautovic and Carroll.
Given he is probably on large wages and he will be 33 in September, would it be a worthwhile signing for West Ham?