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Olivier Giroud might just be the antidote to Spurs’ woes

Pep Guardiola once called Spurs the ‘Harry Kane team’ and he may well have been onto something.

The England captain is expected to miss the remainder of the season and is fighting to get fit for the Euros.

Jose Mourinho will be scouring the transfer market for a man to fill the void left by their top scorer.

Spurs fans might not like like it, but former Arsenal and now Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, might just be the perfect fit.


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Kane faces a long spell on the touchline

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Kane faces a long spell on the touchline

Jose’s boys have looked lacklustre up front, and without a recognised second striker, time is very much of the essence for Daniel Levy as the clock ticks towards the end of the transfer window.

There has been whispers of Fernando Llorente making a shock return to club he left in the summer but the Spaniard has only scored one goal in the last 15 Serie A games.

The optimistic Spurs fans will be hoping for a marquee signing like Krzysztov Piatek or even Edison Cavani, both top-tier strikers but neither would want to play second fiddle to Kane when he does return to fitness.

So they need a dependable number two… a man with Premier League experience and someone who knows what it’s like to play at the top end of the League.

Cavani has fallen down the pecking order at PSG

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Cavani has fallen down the pecking order at PSG

Giroud has been frozen out of the Chelsea set-up this season and hasn’t started a Premier League game for the Blues since their defeat by West Ham back in November.

He was the ‘Thursday night Ronaldo’ for the London side last year, scoring 11 goals and assisting five in the 14 appearances he made in the Europa League.

Giroud carried Chelsea to the Europa League last year

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Giroud carried Chelsea to the Europa League last year

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Not many players have turned out for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs, and those who do are often ridiculed by their former fans.

Just ask William Gallas.

Giroud is clearly not the most sentimental man, he sarcastically thanked Arsenal – the club he played 253 games for – after scoring in the Europa League final in Baku.

Gallas is not the most popular figure around London

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Gallas is not the most popular figure around London

This Spurs side rely on a striker that players can run off.

In Son Heung-Min, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, Spurs have the pace and creativity – what they lack is someone who can bring those players in.

And there are few better in the league for bringing in those around him than the 33-year-old.

The Frenchman is Chelsea’s third choice forward

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The Frenchman is Chelsea’s third choice forward

Giroud is expected to leave Chelsea this month and Inter Milan appear to be the front runners to his signature before the window shuts.

But with Spurs’ problems up front, evident from their recent run of results, Levy and Mourinho will be in a hurry to find the solution.

And the World Cup winner might just be exactly what the North Londoners need to fill the big void left by Kane.

If nothing else, it’ll really cheese off the Arsenal fans.