Olivier Giroud wants ANOTHER London move as ex- Chelsea and Arsenal star eyes shock transfer


OLIVIER GIROUD is open to a move back to the Premier League — at a London club. The French veteran striker has one eye on a move away from AC Milan , where his contract runs out in the summer. World Cup finalist Giroud was a star for Arsenal and Chelsea but could be a real coup for one of the lesser clubs if they can fund his wages.

He was a late target for Everton in the last window but did not want to be that far away from the capital. If he does leave the San Siro, the 36-year-old will not be short of admirers after a long career at the top level. West Ham , Fulham, Crystal Palace and Brentford could all be potential destinations for Giroud, with the Hammers and Eagles particularly short of goals this season.

The forward needs only to look at former Chelsea team-mate Willian and his career turnaround at Craven Cottage to be tempted to moving back to the capital. Giroud has led the line for AC Milan this season and delivered seven goals and four assists.

It follows on from his nine-year stay in England wher he first spent six years at the Emirates before making the switch to west London. He would win the FA Cup a combined four times and pick up a Champions League medal with Chelsea in 2021.

Giroud's best goal-scoring season would come in the 2015-16 campaign when he notched up 24 goals for Arsenal in all competitions. Perhaps his most well-remembered goal was his jaw dropping scorpion-kick effort against Crystal Palace in 2017.

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