Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Olivier Giroud and are even open to offering the Chelsea striker a two-and-a-half year contract, according to a surprise report from 90 Min.
Giroud looks to be on the way out of Stamford Bridge this month. The Frenchman – who earns £110,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – has made two Premier League starts this season, while he has only featured three times from the bench in the top flight.
90 Min reports that Inter Milan are looking to sign the 33-year-old, but Tottenham are considering their own late move for the former Arsenal man.
The report even suggests that Jose Mourinho’s men are open to offering Giroud a contract that would run until 2022.
And 90 Min adds that Giroud is open to moving to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, Chelsea are reluctant to do business with Spurs.
TBR View – Spurs stance intriguing
Tottenham fans may be surprised to see Giroud linked with their club. But that may be nothing compared to the shock at hearing that are Spurs reportedly open to offering such a long contract.
He would not be the first player to play for both Arsenal and Tottenham. But it is not just Giroud’s past that may set the alarm bells ringing.
He will be 35 by the time the potential contract comes to an end. And he has scored just nine league goals since the start of the 2017/18 season.
Admittedly, he has got a good Premier League record over the course of his career.
But you could certainly understand why some Spurs fans may be hoping Chelsea dig their heels in and refuse to do business with their club.