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A new striker

With both clubs struggling for an out-and-out goalscorer at the moment, it baffles me that neither of these clubs have been able to recruit a striker so far this month with the plethora of good strikers that are seemingly available.

With the likes of Zlatan who may have been a short term fix at the start of the window, to Cavani who is experienced and is possibly available on the cheap but wage demands may be steep, there have been some good options available. But the one I find most baffling is why have neither of these clubs looked at somebody like Giroud?

Like him or loathe him, he's probably outright the best option either of these 2 clubs will get at this moment in time in respect to game time, wage demands and price. Surplus to requirements at Chelsea and contract is up in the summer and Inter seem to have given up at this point, what would be the negative of somebody like him? Plenty of experience and a decent goalscorer at this level and would also be available to play in Europe.

Ok, his Arsenal/Chelsea links may be something that puts off Spurs fans and he might not be the most clinical finisher ever, but he would be a great signing for the price for the short term and even next season as well. Exactly the type of back up striker most clubs would want and I actually feel like it may be a wrong move for Chelsea to get rid considering they are in need of a CF themselves. But he would do well in a Mourinho side imo and he is definitely a different option that United need and would be able to grab a few goals whilst current strikers are injured.

So this doesn't look very likely at all granted, but I can't be the only one that thinks Giroud would be a good fit for either of these clubs right now?

posted on 25/1/20

Everyone laughs i would love Ighalo. Not sure he would fit our system but as a forward really like him and he can find the net.

posted on 25/1/20

I have zero faith our scouts will find the right CF

posted on 25/1/20

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Giroud has never been reliable.
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He scores a goal every 0.35 games. For a back up striker, a goal every 3 games roughly I'd say is a pretty decent option to have. Based off them stats alone, he would score 13.3 goals if he started 38 games. Not too bad.

Fair enough, not been great over the last couple of seasons but has never been given the chance and in United's or Spurs' team I'd think he would get a good run of games if he stays fit.

But if you don't think he's reliable then go spend another £150m+ on average players in the summer, because that's worked out well for United. Recruitment is one of United's biggest issues and they have a chance of an experienced striker for next to nothing and are banking on a teenager Greenwood at the moment.

posted on 25/1/20

Giroud has scored five premier league goals since he’s been at Chelsea. Mason Greenwood has four this season.

He wouldn’t get in either as he’s not good enough. He’s never been a reliable striker, he used to go months on end without scoring for Arsenal when he was regularly starting as well.

posted on 25/1/20

I actually would have taken him a few years ago. Whilst he was never prolific, his link up play was very good and he'd still weigh in with his fair share of goals. However, I think his best days are behind him. And his major goal threat was always from runs to the near post. I don't think he has the pace (lost what little he did have) to make those runs untracked any longer. And I know we don't have the players to get the delivery right anyway

posted on 25/1/20

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 5 minutes ago
Giroud has scored five premier league goals since he’s been at Chelsea. Mason Greenwood has four this season.

He wouldn’t get in either as he’s not good enough. He’s never been a reliable striker, he used to go months on end without scoring for Arsenal when he was regularly starting as well.
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He has barely been given a chance at Chelsea, especially this season so it is difficult to judge and I did also mention that his last couple of seasons haven't been great, but he hasn't had enough opportunity.

He would get into both right now imo because neither have a recognised striker really with any sort of experience to compete at the level they want to be playing. I agree that he has dropped off the last couple of seasons but I do feel if he gets a good 4/5 games in either side he could be a good asset.

Not saying he is going to be a star player, but as I've said, a low risk, low price player who would be a useful player for either side at the moment.

posted on 25/1/20

He doesn’t get a chance because when he plays he’s a statue that can’t score. Martial is much better than him. So is Son up front.

posted on 25/1/20

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 4 minutes ago
He doesn’t get a chance because when he plays he’s a statue that can’t score. Martial is much better than him. So is Son up front.
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A statue that can't score and you've just said Martial is better. Sorry what did he do last week again apart from wildly lash a shot from 10 yards over the bar? Stand like a statue and sulk. He's not a number 9, or a winger, he's just a poor player.

Son again not an out-and-out striker. Do you just read what you want to read when somebody puts something?

posted on 25/1/20

It doesn’t matter if they are out and out number 9. They are better players and goal scorers. The bloke is finished and has been for years.

posted on 25/1/20

comment by NotSoMagicJuande (U1913)
posted 11 hours, 13 minutes ago
comment by JustCallMeTed (U21528)
posted 50 minutes ago
Just so you know....Dybala was thinking of coming here last summer.......
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/24/paulo-dybala-juventus-mask-manchester-united-tottenham

Levy couldn't do the deal
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Literally doesn’t say anything at all about Levy not being able to do a deal. At the time it was reported by all outlets that there were immovable issues with who owned his image and registration rights. They’re even mentioned in this article.

Levy has his faults but let’s not just make stuff up about him
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If you had only followed the history of this ballzup as it was happening you would know, as all realSpurs fans do, that Levy Fackkked it up.

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