Newcastle eyeing loan move for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud – Telegraph

Giroud struggling for minutes

Olivier Giroud would join Chelsea in January of 2018 from fellow Premier League outfit Arsenal.

The Frenchman has enjoyed a decent amount of success since joining the Blues.

In 70 outings across all competitions, Giroud has scored 19 and assisted 13.

Giroud has also clinched the Europa League and FA Cup during his stint with Chelsea.

However, since the arrival of Frank Lampard in the Chelsea dugout, Giroud has become something of a fringe player.

The now 33-year-old has made just seven appearances across all competitions for Chelsea this term, and has been completely omitted from Chelsea’s last six Premier League matchday squads.

Giroud didn’t even manage a start on Sunday for Chelsea, as they took on Championship outfit Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on January 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Giroud to Newcastle?

And with Euro 2020 just around the corner, France boss Didier Deschamps recently stated that Giroud may need to leave Chelsea.

One potential destination for the former Arsenal man could be Newcastle United.

The Telegraph have reported on Sunday that the Magpies would like to bring Giroud in on loan for the remainder of the season.

Newcastle have scored just 20 goals in 21 Premier League outings this term, with summer signing Joelinton netting just once in 21 league games. So, bringing in a striker may be a good shout for Newcastle this window.

Steve Bruce was recently asked if addressing Newcastle’s lack of goals will be a priority in January, to which Bruce responded:

“Yes. We’ve had a couple of knock-backs already so we’ll keep working away.

“It’s very difficult, especially at that end of the pitch, to get something that’s going to make you better. I won’t just be bringing in players for the sake of it, but we’ll see what the next two or three weeks bring.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.

However, while Giroud would likely prove a solid addition for Newcastle, the Telegraph have also reported that the Frenchman will not be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge unless Chelsea can bring in a replacement.

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