Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho should seriously look at signing Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window.
That is the view of former Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda, who reckons the French World Cup winner could help the void left by Harry Kane.
The England captain has been ruled out for up to five weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat to Southampton on New year’s Day.
Without Kane, Mourinho is short of out and out strikers with only Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min able to fill in up front.
Giroud is being tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this month after finding himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order under Frank Lampard .
And Chimbonda believes a move for the 33-year-old could be good business..
“I do think they need a striker you know,” Chimbonda told Gambling.com.
“Harry Kane is out for five or six weeks – who is going to score the goals?
Tottenham have been urged to sign Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud
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“Lucas Moura is not a natural striker, Spurs need someone more like Kane, a focal point in the penalty area.
“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.
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“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.”
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