Spaniard’s Eye Arsenal Hitman As Replacement For Spurs-Bound Soldado

By on July 29, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Valencia are linked with Olivier Giroud.

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Valencia are interested in signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Tottenham-bound Roberto Soldado, according to reports in Spain.

Spurs appear set to break their transfer record for the second time this summer after reports suggested they had agreed a fee to sign Spanish striker Soldado from Valencia this summer.

Soldado’s move to White Hart Lane will leave the La Liga outfit with a huge hole to fill and it seems they may be ready to raid Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal as they look to find a suitable replacement.

Valencia-based radio station Cadena Ser claims the club have set their sights Gunners hitman Olivier Giroud who has just enjoyed a relatively successful debut season in the Premier League following his move from Montpellier last summer.

The 26-year-old scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in 47 games in all competitions last season but his playing time at the Emirates could be hampered severely if Arsenal are successful in trying to bring in a marquee striker this summer.

Arsene Wenger is expected to go back with an improved offer for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez having already seen two bids turned down and if the Frenchman manages to lure the Uruguayan to Arsenal before the transfer window closes, it could see Giroud out in the cold.

However, it’s highly unlikely Wenger will be looking to sell the France international after just one year as he offers something different in attack and would provide the north Londoners with a useful option from the bench if they do bring in Suarez this summer, so I can’t see Giroud making the switch to Valencia any time soon.

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  1. bob

    July 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    arsenal buy sureze £50mill,,,,spuds sign soldado £26mill,,,valencia buy giroud for £10mill+rami done deal???

    • Ian Hawthorne

      July 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      What a ridiculous statement. We are trying to sign a striker not sell ours. Even if we do get Suarez, he can’t play for 6 games, so we sell Giroud and play with no striker for the first half a dozen games. I’ve heard it all now. Let’s sell Wilshere while we are at it and buy Pirlo, he’s good for a year or two.

      • bob

        July 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        im only stating a fact!we have the magnifico walcott or even podalski,i would us to forget suarez all together we need keeper-def-def/mid first our forwards were seconld highest scorers and our def were close to being the best after poor start,but we do need more players,i would like michu and vorm from swansea but will not get them and rami from valencia but dont forget i have an opinian all you do is slander other peoples ideas so what do you think brainbox?

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  3. stu

    July 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Paulihno looks ready for the fight.

  4. Previgo

    July 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Cm’on.. Tell me something else


    July 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Wenga,buy these guy we nid a striker.

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