Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Chris Waddle has urged the Lilywhites to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
Giroud isn’t the most popular of players among Spurs fans having previously played for Arsenal for five and a half years before swapping the Gunners for the Blues two years ago.
The Frenchman has fallen out of favour at Chelsea this season with Frank Lampard preferring to play Tammy Abraham ahead of the experienced striker.
The 33-year-old has only made five appearances in the Premier League this season and is yet to find the back of the net (transfermarkt).
Spurs could be keen on bringing in a striker this month after the injury blow to Harry Kane, and Chelsea are reportedly keen on getting rid of Giroud (Sky Sports).
Waddle claimed that the French international was getting better with age and is the kind of experienced striker Spurs need at the moment.
In his column for the Racing Post, the former Spurs star wrote, “Olivier Giroud seems to be one of the big-name stars being linked with Spurs and I’m sure there are a number of clubs looking at the French World Cup winner.
“I like Giroud. I know he misses a few but he scores them as well which tells me he knows where to find space in the box to accumulate chances. Indeed, he’s getting better with age.
“But Giroud is 33 now and would probably want a two or three-year contract next rather than a loan deal and I can’t see Spurs offering that.”
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We have sorely lacked a plan B in games since Fernando Llorente left in the summer and Giroud would help solve that problem. However, he is clearly past his best and given his Arsenal and Chelsea connections, that are a lot better candidates out there that Spurs can look to bring in.
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