It appears the Olivier Giroud PR machine ahead of the January window is in full flow.
On Thursday, the Chelsea striker’s agent spoke at length with Foot Mercato in France, making it clear that while his client wanted to stay at Stamford Bridge if he could, he would look to move should his situation under Frank Lampard remain the same.
A return to France wasn’t really on the cards, but a new adventure abroad was, depending on what was presented to him from various interested clubs.
The biggest problem for Giroud is that his lack of minutes at Chelsea could prove costly next summer, as Didier Deschamps has made it clear he would prefer if the veteran goalscorer found himself a new club to guarantee himself some minutes between now and the upcoming Euros.
That’s a decision the former Arsenal man is going to have to make in the next couple of months, which he’s acutely aware of, telling Téléfoot as much in an interview set to be aired on Sunday.
The TV show put a snippet on social media on Friday morning in which Giroud said: “I’m aware of my situation. I know what it is, we’ve spoken about it again. I’ll need to take a decision in January, but I hope of making the right choice, like I’ve always done”.
🚨 "Il faudra que je prenne une décision en janvier"
Une itw à retrouver dimanche dès 11h ! pic.twitter.com/xTnkLBAYUy
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) November 20, 2020