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Hammers striker deal not in their hands

Any hopes West Ham may have of signing Olivier Giroud will rest entirely with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard given the transfer ban operating at Chelsea.

The former Hammer has been plunging his younger stars into action this season given the restriction on his ability to buy but he may decide he needs to hold onto Giroud until the end of his contract in the circumstances.

In fact it seems more than reasonable  that he will want to keep the 34 year old on board given he is unable to buy any cover for injured players.

Giroud has made it clear that he would be ready to move on in January if he gets the opportunity and given the scarcity of any real quality in the January window the Frenchman represents one possible  loan deal to help out up front.

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However, his future remains entirely in Lampard’s hands and it will be interesting to see whether he would be ready to do business with his former club – not a scenario that has been available to the Irons over recent seasons!

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6 comments on “Hammers striker deal not in their hands

  1. In the name of sanity what would we be wanting to sign another striker who has no pace. The problem is not in the striking department we need another pacey winger. If we were to buy a forward it would have to be a forward who has pace. Giroud is too alike to Haller. I don’t see us having any interest in Giroud.

  2. Aye. Giroud, although solid is not what we need right now. Pace pace, pace please

  3. Johnham.
    Spot on.

  4. Will we ever learn.?.Its like a retirement home for aged and forgotten players looking for a last hoorah and big pay day.We need youth and pace not a 34 year old.Chelsea can keep him.

  5. Why don’t we take a leaf out of Lamps book and play some of the younger squad members – surely can’t do any worse than the current shower

  6. We don’t need an ageing has been, two seasons ago definitely but we have Haller now, what we need is our strikers to be fed quality balls so they can shoot.

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