Crystal Palace are eyeing up move to sign Chelsea and France international striker according published by The Sun.
Giroud, who is currently playing second fiddle to young Blues striker Tammy Abraham at the Stamford Bridge is reportedly frustrated with his lack of game time at the club with the European Championships scheduled to take place next summer.
The Frenchman’s may then consider facing the exit at the Bridge during the January winter transfer window if an offer does showcase for him from any club which can offer him a regular playing time.
Speaking of which The Sun are reporting that Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side are considering luring him to the Selhurst Park in January.
Crystal Palace who fought back from two goals down to secure a battling 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening, have been quite impressive so far this season and if the Eagles can carry on their current level of performances, they could challenge for a Europa League place this season.
While they’ve been impressive against top sides in the league, Palace are struggling to boast of a solid play to lead the attack during recent season with Christian Benteke proving to be inconsistent and if Giroud does make the move to Selhurst Park, the Frenchman will likely get a regular playing time.
The South London club so far have been too over-reliant on the duo of Wilfried Zaha and Luka Milivojevic and the signing of Giroud would further boost their choice in attack while this would also serve has competition for the duo to lift up their games.
However, it all remains to be seen whether or not Chelsea will allow the veteran to leave the club with the Blues currently serving a two window transfer ban for breaching rules regarding the transfer of Under-18s.
If they don’t allow him leave the club, they will likely keep Giroud until the end of the season. If the ban stands and they allow him to leave, it will leave Frank Lampard’s side with only one back-up striker option in Michy Batshuayi.
In all honesty, I have to say that I don’t see Giroud being a Chelsea player by the start of next season. A parting of ways next summer will be the best thing for club and player – something that Palace will be looking to take advantage of. But until then, we all have to wait and see.
Giroud is a top-notch striker, who despite a torrid season at Chelsea last season, bagged 13 goals and 10 assists for the club across 45 appearances in all competitions – [Transfermarkt].
He would no doubt be a shrewd piece of business for Palace if Roy Hodgson can take advantage of the uncertainty surround his future at the Bridge in the next transfer window.
The Palace’s next assignment is against Leicester City at Selhurst Park in the Premier League next Sunday, which will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Premier League from 2pm (kick-off 3pm).