West Ham Targetting Olivier Giroud After Striker Becomes Surplus To Requirements

West Ham Targetting Olivier Giroud After Striker Becomes Surplus To Requirements
Jun 27, 2017

News Transfer Rumours West Ham

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has identified Olivier Giroud as his main target for this transfer window according to various sources including Sky Sports and the reliable @ExWHUEmployee on Twitter.

The Frenchman wants regular playing time at Arsenal, but with the North London club targeting Alexandre Lacazette, it’s unlikely Giroud will have his wish. It has been reported Arsenal would let go of Giroud for a fee in the region of £20m.

West Ham would face competition from French side Olympique Lyonnais, though. The French side are said to be looking for a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who could be on his way to Arsenal. The only thing that seems to be making the deal difficult for the signing of Olivier Giroud is Arsenal’s lack of depth in the striker position, with Chilean superstar Alexis Sánchez seemingly on the way out, leaving Arsenal with just Lucas Pérez and the injury-prone Danny Welbeck.

West Ham source, known as ExWHUEmployee on Twitter, has since said that the signing of Olivier Giroud is reliant on Arsenal bringing in a suitable replacement. The Hammers are also in a very similar situation with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, despite being snubbed by him last season. He has since grown frustrated at the lack of game time and is looking to leave Chelsea, whether it be a permanent or on loan signing, leaving West Ham with a possible decision to make, given both parties are interested in the move.

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