Former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips has suggested that Olivier Giroud will look to push for a move tp Tottenham Hotspur during the summer.
The 33-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the January transfer window after hardly featuring for Chelsea in the opening months of the season (The Sun).
The Frenchman has come back into Frank Lampard’s side after first choice forward Tammy Abraham was sidelined through injury.
Giroud made an immediate impact upon his return to the side having scored the first goal in the recent 2-1 win against Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
The former Arsenal player is out of contract in the summer and Philipps believes that a return to North London would suit the player who could get frequent game time given Harry Kane’s injury record in recent seasons.
Spurs failed to recruit a new striker during the January window which proved to be costly after losing the services of both Kane and Heung-min Son to injury.
Phillips told Football Insider on the prospect of Giroud joining Spurs: “I think it would have just been a stop-gap until Kane came-back.
“Tottenham have got a big dilemma in terms of bringing a striker in. The way they play with one up-front, whoever comes in will have to accept they will be in the shadow of Kane. It will be difficult for them in the summer.
“Giroud will almost certainly move on from Chelsea.
“He might want to push a move to Spurs through because he wants to stay in London. Maybe he will be thinking that Harry has picked up a few injuries and if he does he will get a run of games.
“But for me, if I had sat on the bench for so long, at this stage of my career, I would want to play week in week out. When he does he is superb.”
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