‘I nearly signed for Tottenham!’ – World Cup-winning striker makes revelation
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he was near becoming a member of Tottenham Hotspur through the January switch window.
The World Cup winner joined the Blues in January 2018 from Arsenal, and has since featured in 88 video games throughout all competitions, scoring 28 objectives.
The 33-year-old noticed little motion through the first half of final time period earlier than forcing his method again into supervisor Frank Lampard’s plans through the second half.
Nonetheless, Giroud was prepared to hitch Tottenham with the intention to play often earlier than deciding to stay at Stamford Bridge.
“Over the past three days of the switch window, I used to be within the coach’s workplace to discover a resolution. I hoped Chelsea would discover a alternative for me,” the Frenchman informed So Foot (through Objective).
“Personally, it was not the options that have been missing: I nearly signed for Lazio, Inter… I used to be even so decided to depart that I even nearly signed for Tottenham!”
Spurs have been in dire want of a striker in January after Harry Kane picked up an damage on New 12 months day, and Giroud would have been a effective addition.
The North Londoners are nonetheless looking for a goal man that may present cowl for the England worldwide, they usually have been linked with Crystal Palace’s Alexander Sorloth, Metz’s Habib Diallo, Wolfsburg’s Wout Weghorst and Frankfurt’s Bas Dost to date this summer time.