Report: West Ham plot deadline day loan deal, £3m fee could seal switch
West Ham United are plotting a deadline day loan move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Football Insider.
It is suggested that the Irons still have a strong interest in the French international, with David Moyes keen to resolve his issue in the final third.
According to the report, Frank Lampard will allow the 33-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge temporarily for a loan fee of £3million, as well as his £90,000-a-week wages being covered fully.
They will face a lot of competition for the veteran forward, in the Premier League and from Europe. That could put doubts around any potential move.
Sky Sports have reported on their transfer blog (31/01 08:52 am) that the forward would be open to a move to Tottenham with a move to Italy not potentially on the cards.
With Jarrod Bowen on his way down to East London for a medical at the club on Friday, it appears as though the Irons’ hunt for an attacker could be coming to an end.
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It is a smart move from the Irons, who could get a 23-year-old who has been setting the Championship alight for two years rather than an ageing forward who hasn’t had consistent football in the Premier League.
Bowen has been involved in 49 goals in the past couple of seasons, compared to Giroud, who has only scored and assisted a total of six goals in the Premier League.
Bringing in younger players to the London Stadium is a much-more proactive system for the Hammers to continue with. It is better than bringing in older players on much-higher wages who aren’t at the peak of their powers.
In other West Ham United news, the Irons are targeting three players on deadline day in these positions