West Ham have enquired about the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to a report from the Daily Mail, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
West Ham are crying out for someone like Giroud, however.
Javier Hernandez continues to be linked with a move away from the London Stadium, whilst Andy Carroll cannot be relied upon from a fitness perspective.
And with Marko Arnautovic likely to be out for the remainder of the campaign, the Chelsea hitman could be just the ticket for the Hammers.
He is arguably the best striker in the Premier League with his back to goal, and his ability to hold up the ball would help bring out the best in West Ham's more creative players.
Hammers fans took to Twitter today in reaction to the news linking their club with a move for Giroud...
Olivier Giroud is not better than Chicharito.— CTK (@CThomasNBA) 30 January 2019
Giroud— Paul Grimwood (@PWG36) 30 January 2019
That "top forward" Better not be Giroud, he would give us the same problem Carroll does— Matt Wallis (@MattWallis25) 30 January 2019
He's scored 1 goal and has had 4 assists in 18 matches (doubt he started them all). I'd rather a front line of Xande Silva or Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson and Diangana or Antonio. Giroud is a hard pass for me. Rather wait out the season cause he ain't going to save it.— Alex Hartley (@AlexHartley9) 30 January 2019
In terms of what we need, I would say Cahill/Drinkwater. In terms of who I like, I'd say Giroud.— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) 30 January 2019
I really hope all that happens can’t put up with watching Hernandez or Perez anymore get giroud In on loan and desperate for cm— Rob Bryan (@RobBryan1987) 30 January 2019
Exactly mate. We could only dream of players like Anderson, Chicharito and the likes of Giroud only a few years ago. Moaning we never signed anyone. Now we have a few top players (to an extent!) Giroud is a no brainer— Dean Marsh™ (@deanrmarsh) 30 January 2019
Thanks. So, if you could have ONE from this list, which would you go for? For me, it'd be Giroud.— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) 30 January 2019
Giroud is the best in the business at what he does. Get it done #coyi— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) 31 January 2019
Surely people are not turning their noses up at Giroud?! Would be a cracking signing— lively (@penners78) 30 January 2019
For all those reasons it makes sense to get the fella in now and then loan him.— Steve Smith (@hornchurchammer) 30 January 2019
But we need a bit of poke up top now... A loan (Giroud) would do.
Giroud all the way for me.— hammer (@hamwest68) 30 January 2019
I would have Cahill and Giroud all day long.— Gavin (@uptonspark17) 30 January 2019
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