Real Madrid have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea for just €5 million this month.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Olivier Giroud’s representatives have offered him to Real Madrid over a possible move in the ongoing transfer window. The French striker is eager to leave Chelsea this month, with the Blues also willing to part ways with him.
Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and has since been a handy player for each of the managers he has played under. Currently, with Frank Lampard in-charge of the Blues, Giroud has been in and out of the side but has always maintained a healthy conversion rate over the past season-and-a-half.
So far this season, the 34-year-old has a fine tally of 9 goals in 17 games, finding the back of the net once every 77 minutes. Despite constantly delivering the goods when Chelsea have been most in need of it, Giroud has not been handed regular starts. Things seem to have reached a head for the veteran striker, who has now offered his services to Real Madrid.
The reigning La Liga champions have been touted to be in the market for a reinforcement in attack following Luka Jovic’s loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt. With Rodrygo Goes on the sidelines till March at the very least, it is clear why Real Madrid want to sign a forward this month.
Memphis Depay is one of the players who have been linked with a possible January switch to Real Madrid. Now, Giroud has been offered to Real Madrid, who have the chance to swoop him away from Chelsea for just €5 million, as per the report.
Zinedine Zidane, though, has no intention of signing the 34-year-old, despite the attractive price tag, with Defensa Central suggesting that he does not fit Real Madrid’s transfer policy. Instead, the Chelsea striker is now linked with a move to Juventus, who have also confirmed their interest in him recently.
What now remains to be seen is if Giroud does end up leaving Chelsea, as he wishes to, this month, with the Blues also open to the prospect of losing him despite the struggles of Timo Werner. What is certain, though, is that Real Madrid will not make a move for him, despite the chance to snap him up for just €5 million.