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Olivier Giroud opens up on bizarre 2017 Everton snub

Olivier Giroud has revealed that a vision saw him snub Everton.

The French striker who currently plies his trade at Milan has a bizarre story on why he never played for Everton.

The Toffees would have been looking at Giroud as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku in 2017.

In their search for a new striker they stumbled upon Giroud.

It seemed like a move was close, however, the player eventually pulled the plug.

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In his recently translated biography, and in an interview with The Guardian, Giroud has explained why.

The AC Milan striker has claimed that ‘a sign from heaven’ stopped him from signing.

It wasn’t just Everton that suffered from divine intervention either.

According to Giroud, he was close to agreeing moves to Everton and Inter Milan over his career and pulled out of both.

A family friend of the Frenchman contacted him before both moves claiming to have had prophetic dreams.

In both cases, it was explained to Giroud that the moves would not bring him the satisfaction he sought.

Olivier Giroud has revealed that a vision saw him snub Everton

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Whilst it’s impossible to know if anything would have come of these moves, you can’t argue that Giroud has had a bad career.

For both Arsenal and Chelsea he’s shone and looks to be continuing at the San Siro.

The 35-year-old is also a man who has made the best of his situation.

The way that the FFF dealt with Karim Benzema opened the door for the ex-Arsenal man to win over 100 caps.

In that time he’s also become his nation’s second highest ever goalscorer.

Only Thierry Henry has netted more goals for France than Giroud’s 46.

However, Everton fans can feel rightly aggrieved that they never got to witness Giroud at Goodison Park.

Currently, though, the Toffees have a fantastic front-man in the form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The England man’s form and goals will be a good antidote for Everton fans frustrated by these Giroud comments.

Especially so if Calvert-Lewin can bag a goal or two vs West Ham this weekend.

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