Everton club scout Carlo Jacomuzzi has revealed that The Toffees are close to completing the signing of Olivier Giroud for a ‘bargain £20 million’.
“There are no developments in the negotiations between Everton and Zapata, also because I think Everton are today going to finalise a deal for Giroud for £20 million, the fee is a bargain compared to the £25m being demanded for Zapata.”
Giroud is widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer, and following the Gunners’ all but done deal for Alexandre Lacazette, the Frenchman’s future at the Emirates has been thrown into further doubt.
West Ham were previously favourites to land the former Montpellier hitman, however Everton appear to now lead the chase, much to the dismay of the Hammers fans who have taken to Twitter to express their frustration …
Giroud going Everton. You just couldn't write it could you?
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) July 5, 2017
— Chadstacca (@Chadstacca) July 5, 2017
Giroud is going to Everton
Season ticket for sale, dm if interested.
— Sam (@WestHamLondon) July 5, 2017
If Everton sign Giroud after the signing of Onyekuru, they've handed us the biggest 'L' in footballing history.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) July 2, 2017
If we lose Giroud to Everton…I may deactivate
— Mr.WestHam (@MrWestHam16) July 5, 2017
So apparently Giroud is signing for Everton
oh come on this is just bullying now
— ⚒⚒⚒ (@ClinicalAntonio) July 5, 2017
of Snodgrass! Our transfer policy is shockingly bad! Giroud looks another player off to Everton too
— Dave Enright (@booshmoon2) July 5, 2017