Jose Mourinho tipped to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea by Kevin Phillips
In an interview with Football Insider (h/t Express), former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has backed Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho to sign Olivier Giroud from former employers Chelsea this summer.
It is no secret that Tottenham are in need of adding depth in the centre-forward position. Apart from Harry Kane, we don’t have any other striker in the ranks. And that came to haunt us this season, with the club suffering during the England captain’s injury-enforced absence.
The 33-year-old World Cup winner has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. He has featured just 13 times in all competitions this term, bagging three goals in the process.
And Phillips has backed Jose to make a move for the 2018 World Cup Winner once the transfer window is open for business. (h/t Express)
“It looks like Giroud is back on their list so that could be a possible. It would not be a bad price and he would be a good fit as a back-up striker.”
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Given his experience at the top level, he would be a bargain price. It remains to be seen if Mourinho does plan a raid on his former club or pursue alternate targets this summer.