Manchester United Eyes Ex-Arsenal Goal-Scorer in Potential Transfer Move

Olivier Giroud (FIFA)

Manchester United is surprisingly considering former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud as a transfer target to bolster their attacking options in the January window.

With specific requirements in mind, both in terms of performance and finances, the Red Devils are exploring alternatives to enhance their squad.

Despite links to Joao Felix, Giroud has emerged as a potential option due to the fitness concerns surrounding Anthony Martial and the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Striker Olivier Giroud

According to The Times, United’s interest in Giroud stems from his impressive display at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where he represented France. However, the 36-year-old is likely to be offered a new contract by AC Milan, his current club, when his deal expires at the end of the season.

United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has acknowledged the need for a striker, stating that the team requires a player who can make a meaningful impact. He emphasized that simply signing someone without considering their potential impact would be a waste of resources.

With only 24 league goals this season, ranking them 10th in the Premier League, United is eager to strengthen their attack. Their recent 3-0 victory against Bournemouth at Old Trafford showcased their potential, and the addition of a skilled striker like Giroud could further enhance their performance.