West Ham pull out of talks to sign Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud after they're told they're not his first choice destination— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 14, 2017
Early reports had Giroud hoping to stay in London leaving the Hammers faithful awash with hope that the French target-man would choose to ply his trade in the London Stadium. Even I was hoping we could get Giroud and his “meaty french forehead” into our squad.
"The meaty French forehead of Olivier Giroud sends it into the corner" - @arlowhite— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 13, 2014
As time went on the deal appeared to be getting farther and farther away and alas the deal appears dead. We will once again move onto different and increasingly disappointing striker targets.
Javier Hernandez is the last big name that realistically could sign for us. Nothing against Andre Gray. I think he’d be a great signing if combined with an Iheanacho, Giroud, or Hernandez but on his own it’s disappointing after being linked with such exciting names.