Robinson warns that 33-year-old striker should not be ruled out as Spurs transfer option

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, is convinced that Olivier Giroud would be a fantastic fit for the Lilywhites given his ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play.

Spurs were heavily linked with a move for Giroud during the January transfer window (Daily Mail) but they eventually failed in their pursuit to land him.

The striker later admitted that the Blues had blocked him from joining the North Londoners (Telefoot).

Although Chelsea have taken up the option to extend Giroud’s contract by a year, it is suggested that they could sell the World Cup winner in the summer after completing the signing of Timo Werner (Football.London).

Spurs have also been backed to return for the 33-year-old’s signature in the summer (The Express).

Robinson believes that a move to Spurs would suit the Chelsea star and backed Jose Mourinho’s side to make an approach for the former Arsenal man.

Speaking about Tottenham’s pursuit of Giroud, the former England number one told Football Insider: “I think he (Giroud) would have been a good signing at the time (January).

“The way that Spurs play, with one number nine, it suits him. He plays that way for France, it is exactly the same.

“He is not the most prolific but he occupies centre-halves and defenders.

“Some of his best football has been played in the latter half of this season after the move collapsed in January. Since he knew he was staying at Chelsea he has been outstanding.

“You would not rule him out as an option for Tottenham because of the way he plays.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no doubting that Giroud would be a good fit for us. One presumes that he would be content with playing a bit-part role at his age. He could serve as a fantastic plan B in matches where we need to adopt a more direct approach. However, there is no reason to think Chelsea have changed their minds with regards to selling him to us. I thus expect him to move to a Serie A side for a cut-price deal.

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