West Ham are likely to make an offer for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this summer according to a report from Eurosport.
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It will be crucial for David Moyes to bring a truly top class centre-forward to the London Stadium this summer.
The Hammers actually need to sign at least two strikers. Money is tight in East London, however.
So if we do make a marquee striker signing, the second centre-forward that we bring to the club will probably have to be either a loan deal or a free transfer.
That’s where Chelsea hitman Giroud comes in.
The French World Cup winner will be available on a free this summer if Thomas Tuchel fails to offer him a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham likely to make Olivier Giroud offer
That’s according to Eurosport.
It is claimed that AC Milan want the 34-year-old as well but the Hammers are in the hunt.
And if we do make an offer for Giroud, the opportunity to stay in London may well prove appealing to him.
West Ham could do a whole lot worse than Olivier Giroud that’s for sure.
The French target man has a very decent record of 90 Premier League goals to his name for Arsenal and Chelsea combined (Soccerbase).
Giroud is not just a big lump who is good in the air. He possesses exceptional technical ability for a big man.
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We think the 34-year-old would be an excellent signing for West Ham. On the one condition that Moyes brings a marquee name to the London Stadium as well.