Tony Cascarino has insisted that he wants Olivier Giroud to remain at Chelsea, amid uncertainty around his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues signed the centre-forward for £18million (BBC) back in January 2018 and he’s produced some memorable moments for the cub, including a brilliant individual display to help win the Europa League during his first season at the club.
He was vital during the last campaign for Frank Lampard’s side as his goals helped guide them to a top four finish in the Premier League, but there are question marks over his future after falling out of the side recently through little fault of his own.
Giroud has two goals in eight games this season in all competitions, but he’s only started one match and unfortunately is behind teammates Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham in the pecking order.
The France international is desperate to play for his country at next summer’s European Championship and he recently admitted he might need to make a decision about his future in January if he doesn’t earn more minutes.
He is a great focal point that leads the line well and scored a brilliant header in the midweek win over Rennes in the Champions League group stages, which is why it’s difficult for Lampard trying to keep a man of his talent happy when he’s usually on the bench.
Cascarino has insisted that Giroud is a brilliant part of the Blues squad and hopes he stays with Chelsea.
“I like Olivier Giroud and I think Frank Lampard said it, he trusts him,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“Lampard is totally happy with him. I’d love him to stay at the football club. He’s the second highest goalscorer for France. He’s been an absolutely great asset for club and country. So Frank has told him what he feels and how he needs him.”