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Everton fans shocked at reasons as to why Giroud pulled our of 2017 move

Everton fans can’t believe reasons behind Giroud snub.

Olivier Giroud, back in 2017, was a consistent and reliable Premier League goalscorer.

Everton obviously saw the value in signing the Frenchman and tried to secure a move.

However, Giroud pulled out for a bizarre reason, citing divine intervention.

In his recently translated book and in a story in The Guardian, Giroud has claimed that a family friend had a prophetic dreams.

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Nicole, a family friend of Giroud twice had visions that impacted the Frenchman’s career.

Once in 2017 when he snubbed Everton and then another time as he pulled out of a move to Inter Milan.

The then-Arsenal man was earning a cool wage of £55k-a-week (Spotrac) and would have been a hit at Goodison Park.

Everton fans can’t believe reasons behind Giroud snub

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The Toffees were in a transitional phase, trying to move on from Romelu Lukaku’s exit.

This could have provided Giroud the opportunity to be the main man and bag even more goals in the Premier League.

However, as it happened, Giroud stayed at Arsenal and eventually left for Chelsea in January 2018.

At Stamford Bridge he went on to win the Europa League as the competitions top scorer in the 2018/19 season.

Meanwhile, the Toffees were struggling and could only achieve back-to-back 8th placed finishes.

Who knows how Everton would have performed with an out and out number 9 like Giroud in the side.

All the fans know is that this sort of story is just their luck.

Under Rafa Benitez at the moment the Toffees are in fine form.

They’ll want to distance themselves from their recent past and kick on.

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