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True reason Barcelona are attracted to Olivier Giroud

Timothy Aiyeku

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Emerging reports claim that Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are still interested in the signature of English Premier League outfit Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in this January winter transfer window.

Barcelona have been linked with a number of attackers as they wish to add more strength to their attack knowing that the Uruguay international Luiz Suarez is alone in the attack and needs a backup.

French forward Ousmane Dembele is now injured and will be left out of the team until another two weeks which makes it necessary for the Blaugrana to add more players to their attack before the end of the month.

The Spanish La Liga boss Ernesto Valverde is reportedly willing to do all in his powers to bring Olivier Giroud to the Nou Camp before the end of this window as he has identified him as a player with top quality.

The sting interest in the former Arsenal player is coming when he is in a goal drought and failing to meet up to manager Maurizio Sarri’s expectation at the Stamford Bridge.

So far this season, Olivier Giroud has been able to score just 5 goals with the 25 appearances he has got under his belt but that will not deter Barcelona from making a move for him.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.