Chelsea FC striker urged to leave Stamford Bridge in January
Didier Deschamps has urged Olivier Giroud to consider a move away from Chelsea FC in January
Didier Deschamps has urged Olivier Giroud to consider a move away from Chelsea FC in the January transfer window to gain some more first-team playing time.
The France forward has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge this season since Frank Lampard’s appointment as the club’s new manager in the summer.
Indeed, Giroud has only started two Premier League games all season and he is yet to score for the Blues in all competitions this term.
The 33-year-old’s future could end up being a source of speculation during the January transfer window – and France boss Deschamps has now appeared to indicate that a move to another club could be a positive one for Giroud in January.
Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Mail, Deschamps said: “Giroud, like others, may have to move. His situation at Chelsea hasn’t changed in two months.
“It would be better for him, of course, to go to a club where he would get more playing time. If he can’t get it at Chelsea, the idea is to get it elsewhere.
“It’s his decision. I don’t know what offers he has, where it might be possible for him to get more playing time.
“We saw each other not so long ago. As with every player, he’s the one who decides. But keep in mind that it’s the daily life of players with their clubs that leads to France selection. He knows it.
“It’s up to him to decide the best solution for himself.”
Chelsea FC are currently looking to bounce back to winning ways after the disappointment of having lost three of their last four games in the top flight.
The west London side, who were beaten 1-0 by Bournemouth at the weekend, will travel to Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon in their final top-flight clash before Christmas.