Rob Lee has told Stadium Astro that he believes Olivier Giroud will remain at Chelsea in the January window, and explained why the French target man would avoid a move to Newcastle United – amid previous links.
Giroud, 34, is lacking in game time at Chelsea and has commented on a potential exit from Chelsea in January, in order to claim a place at Euro 2021. He has played just 36 Premier League minutes this season.
The Chronicle claim Giroud has been target for Newcastle, but have quoted the player’s agent in ruling out a move – with the representative suggesting France is more likely: “Going back to Ligue 1 is not a priority for him.”
Lee explained that Giroud – who earns £135,000 a week at Chelsea, as per the Mail – would hardly join Newcastle as he would not be guaranteed chances or goals on Tyneside, any more than he is at Chelsea.