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Reliable source names striker Tottenham want this summer

Tottenham Hotspur are “likely” to make a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the summer transfer window, according to Football London.  

Spurs have been in tatters during recent weeks. The North London club has struggled to score goals and churn out positive results following the injuries to key talisman Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

The former is now in the prime of his career and appears to be injury prone.

Jose Mourinho will need to ease Kane’s workload going forward as well as bring in a player who can provide cover for the Tottenham star when he needs a rest.

Spurs took the decision to allow striker Fernando Llorente to leave last summer following the expiration of his contract and they did not bring in a replacement.

Giroud is believed to be keen on a move away from Chelsea in order to increase his playing time, with a view to winning selection to the French national team ahead of the European Championships.

The Chelsea forward is a proven scorer at Premier League level and does not suffer from recurring injury problems.

If Tottenham sign him, they will likely be acquiring a player who will be reliable in terms of being able to provide cover and support to Kane.

However, at 33-years-old, the 2018 World Cup winner is not a prolific scorer and is past his prime.

Some will be feeling that the Lilywhites need to bring in a player who can provide legitimate competition to Kane in terms of scoring goals.

Giroud is set to become a free-agent at the end of the season and so Spurs may have an opportunity to sign him on a free-transfer.

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