The manager of the ‘Vecchia Signora’ showed he was ready to make room for Olivier Giroud in the winter market. The Frenchman has been linked with several moves.
Andrea Pirlo was clear at the end of Juventus-Udinese. He wants a striker and Juve will make an effort to sign one this January.
That the manager is asking for reinforcements up front comes as no surprise, but the name of the target might. Once again, the name of Olivier Giroud has appeared in Italy. And Pirlo acknowledged that he likes the idea.
“He would be a very useful striker. The market opens on Monday and I have already discussed with the management what we want to do if the opportunity arises. Perhaps a striker who would allow me to rotate with the others I have would come in handy,” he explained.
So far, Pirlo is using Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo mainly in the attacking front. For Paulo Dybala there are not too many minutes, but that does not prevent Pirlo from signing a striker with other characteristics.
Olivier Giroud, at 34 years old, has scored nine goals in 15 matches and is in his best campaign as a Chelsea player despite the fact that he is almost without minutes under Lampard.