Olivier Giroud would be perfect replacement for Firminho

Olivier Giroud still has two to three years left in him.

The French international scored 11 goals this season and is out of contract by the end of this season.

Former Chelsea player Tony Cascarino believes Giroud would be a perfect signing for the Reds this summer.

Cascarino told talkSPORT: “I would say he is the best in the world of the most underrated players.

“There are a good few that are underrated and he’s at the top of the list.

“I was lucky enough to see Olivier as a young man when he was at Montpellier when they won the [Ligue 1] title, and he played a big part in that before he joined Arsenal.

“You could always see there was something a little bit different because he’s not a traditional centre-forward, yet he leads the line brilliantly.

“But he’ll do things that a No.10 can do. That goal [against Atletico] is a No.10 goal, it’s a Roberto Baggio type of goal. I’ve seen Giroud do that four or five times in his career.”

Cascarino replied: “Absolutely.

“I think there are very few players that can do the Roberto Firmino role.

“Look, at 35 years old, he’d do a great job.

“I still think there is a year or two left in him. He doesn’t rely on pace. He reminds me a little bit of Teddy Sheringham at times.

“I know Teddy played a slightly different role, but he’s got that in him where he can play that No.10 or No.9 role.”


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