Irons play cat and mouse Giroud game


GiroudWest Ham are refusing to rule Olivier Giroud out as a striker signing this summer.

The Hammers are beginning to show their desperation to add at least two front men but continue to believe that whilst the Frenchman has declared his determination to stay at Arsenal events could change rapidly over the next three or four weeks.

And with another interested club, Marseilles, looking in the direction of former Hammers target Carlos Bacca, the Irons could be in a strong position if Giroud has a change of heart following the Arsenal arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates.

So keen was Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to grab the striker that he made him the club’s record signing which makes it clear that Giroud is going to struggle for game time.

The 30 year old hasn’t entirely ruled out a move anyway but the Hammers believe they need to get their new men in quickly but that August may be the earliest they could get Giroud.

It’s very much a cat and mouse game as the Irons pursue other targets whilst continuing to keep in touch with the Giroud situation.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • markro says:

    Hmm, it’s use of words like “desperation” that fans the flames.

    (Or flames the fans, if you’d prefer!)

    • claretandwhotwo says:

      flames the fans? oh no not on here, apparently everyone who’s not part of clique is a trouble maker and not a genuine poster

      • GW says:

        Clique lol 😀 Used to just be a bunch of fans having a laugh and a joke and not taking life so bloody seriously Claret 😀 Nowadays it like a bloody advert for dignitas with all the moping and woe is me postings.

        • Travis says:

          Troll GW.Its always the same with ******* who appear and within a day or two they are having a go at posters.You just know they have come with an agenda.You see it on all sites.They soon get bored.

          • GW says:

            Just makes me laugh Travis 😀 Was called a rabid dog, intellectually challenged etc etc etc when we had a pop at the slug. Yet here we are with a bunch of fans moaning like **** about bleeding anything and everything on a daily basis 😀😀

          • Radai Lama says:

            I just sit back & take it all in and laugh about it now GW.Do you remember when we were all called anti board when Hippo Head was in chargeI learnt one thing from it that no matter how much i shout on a blog,forum or site it aint going to make a blind bit of difference to what happens 😁
            Prefer the sun,beer & these days than sitting on here getting stressed.Come join my Lets Get ****** clique 😂😂

          • GW says:

            That sounds like my kind of clique Rads 😀 Just need Matte, Bubs, P45 and the rest to join now 😀😀

  • JRS says:

    Play it right. Just don’t let Everton get the upper hand. We made A £26m bid. Arsenal want £30m and Everton have said to be willing to meet that. So we have mtach bid and also hopes of staying in London should help. Chic and Giroud like that

  • mooro66uk says:

    I may form a new political group called the “Let’s Have A Party” party. Your only joining conditions are 1/ you must be able to laugh at yourself 2/ you must not believe everything you read or hear 3/ you must learn to accept that you are not a premier league manager or owner. ps bring your own beer.

    • Travis says:

      It wont have many members from here these days.Most of them fail on all three requirements.

  • Boogabenson says:

    The term Rabid dog is used far to often in these posts.ive done some research and the last know case of rabies in england was 1922 and the last death was 1902.
    Please reframe from this quote YOU DOGS!

  • mooro66uk says:

    Wern’t our idea. It’s what we was b randed

  • claretandwhotwo says:

    This place is a one joke kind of town, if it doesn’t include nappies then it’s not funny #lame

  • Gareth Hammer says:

    I think some of the other users on here had you spot on claretandwhotwo.You are a childish troll who only wants to badmouth regular users on here.Kinda pathetic.

  • mooro66uk says:

    Most of us know who the joke is #boring

  • English says:

    £30m for a 30 year old? Crazy. I rather pay £40m for Dembele.

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