Former Spur calls for Mourinho to sign ex-Arsenal player

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda has suggested that the club should make a move for former Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud.

The Chelsea striker is said to want out of Stamford Bridge this month in order to fulfil his ambition trying to keep his place in the France squad for this summer’s European Championships (Telegraph).

Giroud’s last appearance was a start in the defeat to West Ham United at the end of November and has scored once in seven appearances this season (transfermarkt).

Spurs are without the services of Harry Kane after the star striker tore his left hamstring during the second half of the 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s day.

Chimbonda has claimed that Jose Mourinho should look to take the 33-year-old on loan to help fill the void left by Kane.

The former full-back believes that Lucas Moura does not fit the mould of a central striker and Giroud would act as a target man.

He told Gambling.com: “Harry Kane is out for five or six weeks – who is going to score the goals? Lucas Moura is not a natural striker, Spurs need someone more like Kane, a focal point in the penalty area.

“Dare I say it, but I think someone like Olivier Giroud fits the bill. It’s obvious Frank Lampard doesn’t fancy him at Chelsea, I’m sure Giroud wants out, so why not him? Yes, he’s a former Arsenal player, but he’s also a World Cup winner and presumably he’s available.
 
“I’d take him on loan, but if the opportunity was there to buy him, then I’d buy him. There’s no one else readily available on the market who has his quality.”

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