Out-of-favor Chelsea striker might be offered a contract from David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
It is public knowledge now that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud wants to leave the club in order to find more game time for himself before the Euro 2020. Although Frank Lampard seems desperate to keep the striker and promises that he has plans for the French striker but Giroud needs immediate playtime and with the form that Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner have been maintaining, it is hard to see how the veteran striker will get any playtime.
One club who will be happy to take the 34-year-old away from Chelsea is none other than David Beckham’s Inter Miami. The Southeastern Florida establishment has been recently picking up a lot of established and reputable players such as Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain. Now they want to add the French striker to their side as well and he would be a huge boost to the club who are about to participate in the MLS play-offs. After a shaky first season in the MLS, Beckham reinvented his team with some major improvements and Giroud will be the icing on the cake.
The 34-year-old although out from club football, has been performing quite well at the international level. He has scored five goals in eight matches for France this season already and this shows exactly how potent he can be in front of the goal. Still, the France national team’s manager has made it clear that his striker must play club football and he cannot waste away the whole season sitting on the benches of Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s agent shed some light on the situation last week saying,
But at the same time you’d be blind not to see that Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham ahead of him. It is not frankly fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he (Lampard) has the right, it is his choice.”
Frank Lampard did come out with a response to all this controversy and said that he admires Giroud and that the two share a very close relationship. Lampard told reporters ahead of the Rennes match on Tuesday that,
I do have plans to have Oli who is very important in our squad. He was a big member of our squad last year, I think he played a lot of games and made a lot of starts last year. When you look at his Chelsea career in terms of league starts, I think he played a relative amount and he’ll always want to play more. He’s a huge member of the squad for me and I know he’ll be important for us going forward so I want Oli to be here and to stay because of the way he’s playing.”
However, such empty promises won’t satisfy the French striker who will be expecting Lampard to actually start using him regularly before the Euros otherwise he will be looking to force his way out of the club in January to find regular football elsewhere.
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