Tottenham’s failure to sign a striker in January has certainly ended up costing them in the long run, as the side has struggled to pick up results in the absence of their two main goalscorers, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Olivier Giroud was one of the names heavily linked with a move to Spurs in January, with Jose Mourinho reported being keen on bringing the Frenchman to North London (The Telegraph).
Newcastle were also said to be interested in signing the 33-year-old striker (the Express), but he ended up staying at Chelsea.
Since the transfer window shut, the experienced striker has been handed more opportunities for Chelsea and has put in some fine displays.
His goal the Blues’ 2-1 win over Spurs a couple of weeks ago served a reminder as to the quality and experience that they Lilywhites missed out on.
On the back of playing his way into Frank Lampard’s plans, the French international has now revealed his desire to extend his stay with the club.
When asked if he would like to stay at Chelsea, Giroud told the Express: “Yes. Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Of course.
“There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two (or) three nice seasons in front of me.
“It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes.”
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There is no doubt that having a centre forward like Giroud in the squad would have helped turn many of our recent draws and defeats into wins. We put in so many deliveries into the box that were crying out to be attacked but we just didn’t have anybody up front who was willing to gamble.
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