Exclusive: Robinson raves over potential attacking Spurs signing amid Sky transfer report
Paul Robinson says that Tottenham could strike gold if they can do a deal for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud before the end of the transfer window.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Blues hitman could flourish in a side who play in a similar way to the French national side.
Sky Sports report that the Lilywhites are keen on signing the 33-year-old before Friday’s deadline and that the forward would be open to a move across London.
Robinson says that with Tottenham playing in a similar fashion and formation to how Giroud and his teammates do for their country, the French powerhouse could be a quality addition to Jose Mourinho’s side.
“I think he’s the type of player Mourinho would like because of the type of system that he plays,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He demands and out-and-out number nine and Giroud does that very, very well for France, if you watch him at international level, he’s not prolific but he occupies central defenders.
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“He occupies defenders to allow the other creative players around him to score the goals. Yes he can score the goals, he’s a threat in the air but his job in the national team, he keeps defenders busy as a number nine, a big frontman does.
“The way Mourinho plays, with the one up top and the three creative players in behind, that type of Giroud player would fit the mould.”
With Harry Kane out injured, Mourinho has used the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura as makeshift centre-forwards in recent weeks, with no other recognised senior striker among the squad.
In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED a first-team star has told Mourinho he wants out before Friday’s transfer deadline.