West Ham United boss David Moyes and the club’s owners are big fans of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud according to respected Hammers insider ExWHUemployee.

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Some Hammers fans are not convinced by the Blues hitman, however.

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We have been kinked with the French World Cup winner consistently for the past 18 months.

And some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to ExWHUemployee’s claim that Olivier Giroud is a target for David Moyes…


The 6ft 4in target man has enjoyed a fabulous career in the game. Her has bagged 219 goals in 534 career games (Transfermarkt).

At 34, however, Giroud is past his best and only has two or three years left playing at the very highest level.

The Chelsea striker, who earns £110k-a-week (Spotrac) is a hard worker and is incredibly strong in the air.

We think the tweets above are a little harsh on Olivier Giroud. He would certainly be able to do a job for us.

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The problem is that he doesn’t fit into the ‘Red Bull’ model that David Moyes has stated he wants to bring to the London Stadium.

We could do a lot worse than Giroud, however. With Michail Antonio as our only senior centre-forward option, bringing a new striker to the club is now a matter of urgency.

And if that turns out to be the 34-year-old Frenchman, we shouldn’t be too unhappy.

He could be available for just £4.4 million this month as well (Sempre Inter). And that has to be considered as decent value.

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