Sanchez factor puts Giroud Irons move on ‘hold’

Olivier-Giroud1West Ham have learned that despite Arsene Wenger’s declaration that there remains a role at the Emirates for Olivier Giroud, the Gooners are ready to release the Frenchman once they have landed their new target.

However, that could prove more difficult than previously with the north Londoners likely to be involved in a battle to hold onto Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester City are ready to go to £50 million for the player and with the Gooners out of the Champions League and only a year left on his contract, a deal looks on.

The other issue facing the Irons as they play their waiting game is Arsenal’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette who again may have reservations about  move to Arsenal given the Champions League position. Indeed, he turned the Hammers down last season for precisely that reason.

Giroud, though, will be allowed to leave the Emirates and the Hammers remain confident they are in pole position to get him.

ClaretandHugh was told: “It’s very early days in the transfer window with top clubs waiting to do their business.

“But we are determined to bring in one or to top strikers this summer and Giroud is known to be one who interests us.”



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6 comments on “Sanchez factor puts Giroud Irons move on ‘hold’

  1. Yes i think after a month of this we are all well aware of the situation with Ihaenacho Giroud and Batshuayi.None of them will leave until new acquisitions are purchased.

  2. surely time to move on for other realistic targets

    • Agree with you norfolk.It will be like last season in which we will keep chasing unrealistic targets until a couple of days before the transfer window ends and then panic buy.

  3. I hope it’s not like last season as this season we might not be as lucky & end up going through the trap door as they say no news is good news & things might be happening behind closed doors as young Jack hasn’t been spouting off for a long time lol onwards & upwards hey bash

  4. Its funny aint it.Last summer the board and Jack Spratt were gobbing off and some fans were agitated at their gobiness & now silence and they are having a nappy filler because they aint hearing anything 😂😂

  5. I sincerely hope this talk of Giroud is only talk – why would we consider another player who has no pace. Yes he scores goals but he spent most of his time last season on Arsenal’s bench. Arsenal preferred to play Sanchez as their no 9 – does that not tell you all you need to know. They played a player with pace in their 9 role and left Giroud who is a natural 9 with no pace on the bench. We need pace up top – not slow forwards. Go and pay 40m for BATs and lets hope we can see this and not make silly signings like this. We are not going to compete for top 6 with this type of signing. However if you told me we were selling Carroll for 20m and buying Giroud I can see some logic in this of move but if we are considering keeping both then I am sorry I think it is folly.

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