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‘Ticks plenty of boxes’ – Journalist tips Tottenham to make striker move

Senior football journalist Alasdair Gold believes Tottenham Hotspur will make an attempt to sign city rivals Chelsea’s veteran striker Olivier Giroud in the summer.

The French international has been linked with a move away from the Stamford Bridge outfit since the arrival of manager Frank Lampard, who has preferred young Tammy Abraham as the first choice forward at the club.

If Giroud wants to find regular first-team football, a move from Chelsea to Tottenham may well be something he would consider.

Spurs have had issues in providing competition and quality back-up to star man Harry Kane, who suffered injury spells in recent seasons.

Gold, while talking to Football.London, suggested that Tottenham are likely to make an attempt to sign the World Cup-winning striker in the summer.

“I think Spurs will still make an enquiry despite Chelsea taking the option on his contract so he doesn’t leave for free,” said Gold.

“He ticks plenty of boxes. With another striker joining he’s just not going to play much but will Chelsea let him leave for Spurs?”

Giroud has been a Chelsea player since January 2018 when he moved from city rivals Arsenal.

Since then, the 33-year-old has represented his current club in 76 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score 21 goals and provided 13 assists.

Tottenham are overly reliant on Kane for goals and have struggled when the England international has not been available.

Spurs have recently brought the likes of Roberto Soldado, Victor Janssen and Fernando Llorente to the club as another option – but none of the trio worked out.

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