Rangers have reportedly made contact with Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud about a potential move to Ibrox, according to a report from L’Equipe.
Giroud is out of contract at the end of the season. And with Frank Lampard handing the Frenchman little game-time this term, it would be a surprise if he was offered fresh terms at Stamford Bridge.
L’Equipe reports that Rangers are one of the clubs to have made contact with the 33-year-old. It is suggested that Giroud could move on loan in January despite his contract situation, while a permanent exit cannot be ruled out.
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It currently looks incredibly difficult to imagine Giroud joining the Gers next month or in the summer.
Spotrac reports that he earns £110,000-a-week with Chelsea, so even covering a small percentage of his wages would represent a massive outlay for Rangers.
A move does look extremely unlikely. But perhaps it would be foolish to rule it out altogether.
Rangers made a major statement in the market last January when they took Jermain Defoe on loan. When those rumours first emerged, fans would have been forgiven for dismissing them entirely.
On the other hand, some may wonder whether signing Giroud would be worthwhile for Rangers. He is a fantastic striker. But Alfredo Morelos and Defoe have scored 41 goals between them this season.
It would be a huge statement if Rangers did sign a player of Giroud’s calibre. But you could understand if Gers fans were choosing to not get carried away.