Olivier Giroud has revealed that Tottenham were interested in signing him in January 2020 but his ties with Arsenal have ruined any chance of a deal.
Spurs were in sad shape after a bad festive period and in desperate need of a striker after Harry Kane suffered a thigh injury on New Years Day in Southampton and stood on the sidelines for months after surgery.
Giroud urgently needed playing time before the postponed European Championship after falling out of favor under Frank Lampard.
According to the Evening Standard, the Frenchman was keen to return to north London and sign for Arsenal’s greatest rivals, but nothing happened and he stayed with Chelsea before joining AC Milan this summer.
Six months later, Spurs brought Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius on loan but Giroud explained how their forward situation could have been so different.
When asked what happened in that window, the 35-year-old told the Mirror: “Tottenham were there but to be honest it wasn’t a clear option because the Premier League top four made it difficult that something happened. ” .
“But also in my heart, as a real ex-Sagittarius, and as we always say: ‘Once a Sagittarius, always a Sagittarius.’ It would have been very strange to have played against Tottenham. That’s why it didn’t happen. “