According to a fresh update from The London Evening Standard, Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is keen on joining Tottenham Hotspur but still fears the Blues might block the transfer to their London rivals.
If that deal eventually goes through, there would be a clear winner and a clear loser at Spurs…
It’s pretty safe to say that getting this deal over the line would be Levy-esque.
That Giroud’s contract is due to run out in the summer combined with his status on the periphery of Chelsea’s squad – having played just 191 minutes of Premier League football so far this season – suggests he should be available for a cut price.
And given Harry Kane is out with a long-term injury, this would be a wise piece of business from Levy.
If Levy can also add Giroud before the 11pm deadline on Friday, it would have to be considered a very decent window for the north London outfit.
Besides, given his history at Arsenal and Chelsea, Giroud is a proven player at this level and appears a safe bet under the circumstances.
The 17-year-old centre-forward is currently among the biggest talents Spurs have in their youth ranks but, despite that, there is still no clear indication that he will be stepping up to the first team any time soon.
Jose Mourinho has vowed to use the youngsters during his tenure – something he’s already shown with the likes of Japhet Tanganga, who’s played two full Premier League games for Spurs already this season – and with Kane sidelined Parrott would’ve had a good chance of finally progressing.
But Giroud’s arrival is bound to disrupt his progress and limit his first team chances altogether.
After all, the French World Cup winner is Premier League veteran and a proven goalscorer with 159 career goals under his belt, while Parrott is practically an unknown entity at senior level.