Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, just six-months after becoming a Chelsea player.
Giroud was signed as a stop-gap last January. He was never going to be the long-term solution to our problems upfront.
After a successful end to the season as a Chelsea player, he could now be on the move once again – this time to Spain.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Atletico are keen on signing the World Cup winner on-loan with an option to buy.
Chelsea are thought to be open to the idea of letting him go, but would like Atletico to propose a deal with an obligation to buy, rather than an option.
Giroud has a year left to run on his Chelsea contract. This summer is the only chance we’re going to get to recoup some of the money we spent on him.
If Maurizio Sarri has no use for the Frenchman, it would be wise to let him go now, rather than losing him on a free next summer.