David Beckham’s Inter Miami could be set to make a move in January for disgraced Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to reports.
Chelsea finished second in the Premier League on Saturday night. Who followed a comfortable 2-0 win at Newcastle.
But Giroud was on the outskirts during the rise of the Blues.
Frank Lampard paired Tammy Abraham and new summer signing Timo Werner in attack on Saturday. And Giroud only intervened for the last three minutes.
Newcastle’s game was only their fourth Premier League appearance of the season. And in all of these matches, the Frenchman came as a late substitute.
Its only goal for Chelsea was in the 6-0 EFL Cup battle against Barnsley.
After winning his place last season, it looks like Giroud is back in the pecking order.
The mirror report this Beckham’s Inter Miami monitor the situation. The MLS outfit needs quality reinforcements. And a Stamford Bridge swoop would allow them to pair Giroud with former teammate Gonzalo Higuain.
Giroud’s agent, Michael Manuello, expressed his client’s frustration last week.
“There have been € 150m (£ 132m) of players bought,” he said.
“But at the same time you would be blind not to see that Frank Lampard decided to put Tammy Abraham before him.
“It’s frankly not fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he (Lampard) has the right, it’s his choice.
“So yes, if things continue like this, in December we will end up where we were in December 2019.
“Things have happened in the past five months. We can’t just look at the last two months and forget about the three years before it.
“But we have to be honest and if this continues, we will have, above all for him, to experience other emotions.”
Giroud still in good shape for France
Despite his lack of playing time at Chelsea, Giroud is still a key figure for France.
He started his Nations League clash with Sweden last Tuesday and has scored twice. He also shot in a brace in the 7-1 win over Ukraine last month.
Add another Nations League goal in the 4-2 victory over Croatia and he has scored five goals in his last seven international appearances.
His agent noted this contrast. Manuello said: “Indeed, since the beginning of September, things have changed.
“But what has not changed is his ability to play matches for France, contrary to what has been said by some others.”
This suggests he remains a key figure for his country with next summer. European Championships approaching.