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Giroud's Chelsea future in doubt following Higuain arrival

2019-01-28 13:47
Olivier Giroud (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted his future at the London club is uncertain following the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.

In an interview held with Canal Plus last week and published over the weekend, Giroud was asked for his thoughts on the impending arrival of Higuain.

The Frenchman admitted to feeling "a little part of regret and frustration" in regard to his stint with Chelsea and highlighted the challenge of playing alongside Eden Hazard in attack.

"I will never make people unanimously satisfied with me," Giroud said. "There is a little part of regret and frustration.

"The public expects a goalscorer to score goals. I'm the fourth best goalscorer of French football and nobody can take that away from me.

"The coach makes [Eden] Hazard play nine which is detrimental to strikers. But he is the best player I've ever played with.

"If the club decides to get another striker, like Higuain, it will certainly darken my future at Chelsea."

While the 32-year-old would like to stay in the Premier League, he has admitted he would be interested in joining either Lyon or Marseille if he was to return to France.

He added: "I have never said no to a return to France. Lyon and Marseille are two great clubs. My priority is to stay in the Premier League though."

Giroud joined Chelsea on an 18-month deal from Arsenal in January 2018 and has gone on to make 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals in the process.


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