'Sensational' - Exclusive: Danny Mills reacts to Sky report on Tottenham striker swoop
Danny Mills has suggested that Olivier Giroud would be a “no-brainer” signing for Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international has claimed that the Frenchman is exactly the kind of player that Jose Mourinho would love to have at his disposal.
Sky Sports reported earlier in the week that Spurs are interested in taking the World Cup winner across London from current club Chelsea, and that Giroud would be eager to stay in the capital if he leaves Frank Lampard’s men in the coming days.
And with talisman Harry Kane set to be out until April with a hamstring injury, Mills believes that any potential deal would make perfect sense.
“He’s not a goalscorer, but what he does do is his team play, the way he brings people into a game is sensational,” he told Football Insider.
“The way that Mourinho plays, he likes a big centre-forward, he likes a target man – somebody to play the ball into, hold the ball up, bring people into play. He likes that focal point. There’s no surprise.
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“The move across London would suit Giroud.
“When you’re looking at if you can get him in, then yeah, I think that’s a no-brainer.”
Giroud has found game time hard to come by with the Blues this season, registering just 282 minutes in all competitions, and scoring just once, in the UEFA Super Cup final against Liverpool.
As revealed by Football Insider, however, Spurs could face competition for the 33-year-old from fellow London side West Ham.
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