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Former England man tips Tottenham to make a move for rival player – this surely must be a joke
By Bruce Grove -

As the transfer window nears its reopening, it is normal for rumours and opinions to be everywhere and frankly, some of them get ridiculous like the latest one about Tottenham.

Spurs have been tipped to sign former Arsenal and current Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, by Paul Robinson in a move that would make the striker the first player since William Gallas to play for all three London teams.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper reckons that it would be hard for Tottenham to convince a striker to join them now because the player would know that he cannot play ahead of Harry Kane.

He, however, suggested that Giroud might accept the challenge of a backup role since he is no longer young and he would be happy to play second fiddle to Kane.

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“It is always a difficult sell to a player when they know Harry Kane will play if he is fit,” he told Football Insider.

“Mourinho will only play with one striker and you have got to remember that they have Son as well.

“Milik would not start every game and it would take a certain type of player to play that role.

“But Kane has not completed a full season for three years or so. He is still scoring goals despite missing great big chunks of seasons through injury but do you want to risk it as a player coming in? It is a tough sell.

“In January they tried to get Giroud and I still think he would be a smart signing.”

Giroud’s past as an Arsenal player means that this suggestion would not go down well with most Spurs fans.

It might also sound like a joke to the striker who has been involved in some heated games against Spurs in the past.

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