Tottenham told to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea following Harry Kane injury blow

Former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda has named Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud as a player that Spurs should target in the January transfer window.

Jose Mourinho’s side will be without main striker Harry Kane for at least a few weeks after it was confirmed that he tore his hamstring in the 1-0 loss against Southampton on New Year’s Day.

The England captain has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season, and will be a big miss to Tottenham at the start of the new year.

Luckily for Mourinho, the January transfer window is now open, meaning that, should they wish to do so, Spurs could sign a striker in order to try and soften the injury blow.

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Talking to Gambling.com , Chimbonda has suggested French international Giroud as one option for the Spurs boss.

“Harry Kane is out for five or six weeks – who is going to score the goals? Lucas Moura is not a natural striker, Spurs need someone more like Kane, a focal point in the penalty area,” he said

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 “Dare I say it, but I think someone like Olivier Giroud fits the bill. It’s obvious Frank Lampard doesn’t fancy him at Chelsea, I’m sure Giroud wants out, so why not him?

“Yes, he’s a former Arsenal player, but he’s also a World Cup winner and presumably he’s available.

“I’d take him on loan, but if the opportunity was there to buy him, then I’d buy him. There’s no one else readily available on the market who has his quality.”

Groud does look likely to move on from Stamford Bridge during the window, having played just five times in the Premier League this season. Relegation threatened Aston Villa are the latest team to be linked with the Frenchman.