West Ham could offer Olivier Giroud a Samir Nasri-esque deal for him to head to the London Stadium in the January transfer window, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable news outlet claims that the 33-year-old Chelsea striker is someone who is a likely addition for West Ham in the New Year and it is understood that he could be offered a similar deal to what Nasri was when he joined the Irons last season.
It is understood that an initial loan offer could be tabled for the Giroud with the option of him taking up a permanent one-year contract when his deal at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer.
West Ham are light in options up front. Sebastien Haller has hit a dry spell and Albian Ajeti appears to be struggling to find his feet in English football since his summer move from Basel. Javier Hernandez’s exit means that Haller and Ajeti are Manuel Pellegrini’s only two strikers, unless Michail Antonio is included in that. Antonio is naturally a winger and he is currently injured so the Irons are certainly short of an extra striker. Giroud is a proven centre-forward. He has 94 caps for France, has won the World Cup and FA Cup and has scored 78 goals in 224 Premier League appearances. One major issue is that Giroud is 33-years-old and is hardly going to be a solid long-term addition to the West Ham squad if he is snapped up in January. However the Frenchman has proven in his career that he is a good impact player and maybe that is the kind of thing West Ham need in the winter.