With Tammy Abraham’s season interrupted by injury and with Michy Batshuayi, seemingly, unable to grasp the opportunity to lead Chelsea’s attack, Olivier Giroud has stepped into the breach and performed admirably.
Deemed as ‘surplus to requirements’ earlier this season, it was expected that the French World Cup winner would be headed for the Stamford Bridge exit back in the days when the January transfer window was open.
However, despite interest from several clubs, a move, for one reason or another, didn’t materialise.
Instead, Giroud’s recent performances, which have added another dimension to Chelsea’s play, could result in the 33-year-old extending his Chelsea stay.
But, returning to the January transfer window, it appears, according to 90 mins that one move that was looking as if it could be on the cards, a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, was never going to happen with Giroud reported by our quoted source as having remarked:
“The most interesting for me was Inter Milan.
“The problem was that it dragged on. Lazio and Tottenham were there too, but I was blocked.”
And, considering the history between the two clubs, the correct decision was made.
Previously, the likes of Gordon Durie and Gus Poyet have made that switch much to the disdain of the Chelsea support.
Personally, chatting to Dan Petrescu at a ‘bit of a do’ in the West Stand a decade or so ago, the Romanian revealed that he was offered a move to White Hart Lane but, aware of the feelings of the Chelsea support, told me it was something he never even considered, not for a second.
Sensible lad, sensible lad!
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