Marseilles take pole position on Giroud

Olivier-Giroud1West Ham look set to miss out on another high profile summer window target in the shape of Olivier Giroud,

The Arsenal striker still hasn’t finally decided on whether he will leave the Emirates but has admitted that his departure may well be an option.

The Hammers – along with Everton and Marseilles – have been tracking the player since the transfer window opened and the arrival of record signing Alexandre Lacazette, has put Giroud game time next season very much in question.

We understand that the striker has decided that should he quit the Gunners he wants to return to France with his family and we learn that Marseilles are putting together an offer of around £160k a week on personal terms

The Hammers frustrating summer hunt for players looks set to continue therefore although these remain relatively early days and the club insist they have not written off any prospective target at this stage.



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6 comments on “Marseilles take pole position on Giroud

  1. Unless you read another report that says he is going to Dortmund…or another says he is off to Everton…or another one that says Lyon will sign him…
    Hasnt this Giroud story been done too death….

    • And so has the incompetence of our owners.

      • Well that is a personal point of view…this window the press have done all the talking in all honesty…if i look at some of the rubbish signed by other clubs so far apart from the big teams and Everton i most certainly wouldnt want nine out of the ten players..

  2. Long before the transfer window opened I said I’d be happy with Zablatta and Hart from City and Defoe from Sunderland. 2 frees and the England no. 1 for £25M. Keeper + right back + striker fixed for peanuts. If we get Hart then we will regret not signing Defoe imo. At very least he would’ve filled one of the so called slots they’re saying we need to fill up front.

    3 year contract at £65k is the same as 2 years at £90k and Defoe has 2 years in his tank all day long. Missed opportunity there.

  3. More of a reason to wrap up Chicarito deal he will be given same wages and they said they would pay Giroud £130k and match any club. I would love to have him here and staying in London might be our best advantage. But we are missing decent cheaper strikers we have been keen on since last summer. Just don’t want to ens with a oamic buy as good options go by

  4. We should look at Perez too for only £12m he is a good player more rounded. Can hold up play link up score and create. 7 goals and 8 assists in 21 apps but only 11 starts is not shabby.

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