Moyes looks certain to turn back on veteran striker


David Moyes has yet to make a move for any of the 50 players with whom he has been linked in MAY ALONE or come to that – any others!

And the one he is least likely to go in for – given his regular words words this season – is Olivier Giroud who is now into the veteran stage yet still keeps receiving website mentions across the land. Anything for a few hits I suppose.

And as we reveled yesterday the manager’s current number one target is another Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham – both to the same club would be unlikely we reckon!

Giroud’s  deal at Chelsea back in 2018 was worth £5.7 million and at 34 years old he could forget getting anywhere near that this time around.

Abraham we can understand but Giroud – that has to be the firmest of no nos.

Moysie won’t rush any decision given his reputation for being a notorious taker of time before deciding how to spend his budget.

However we don’t expect him to take very long deciding not to take Giroud – free signing or not – given his regular proclamations that he is going to build a young and energetic West Ham

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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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  • Hammerpete says:

    I hope neither – Abraham can’t get near Chelsea first team, not prolific yet top dollar required? For me, Sima or other young players, not old or not quite good enough clear outs. At the back, we have Alves, be bold!! I’m a pensioner and don’t want to watch football pensioners!!

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Agree with Pete and Moyes if true, Giroud was a great player but can he play 90 minutes, he is at best a sub and although he would still score goals we would imho be better off signing young hungry players with a sell on value.

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