Gunners’ Oliver Giroud in Valencia’s sights.
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is being lined-up by Valencia CF as a replacement for Tottenham-bound Roberto Soldado, according to Valencia-based radio station Cadena Ser.
Soldado, 28, is closing in on a €30m switch to White Hart Lane after the clubs agreed a fee for the Spain international.
Ironically, a former Spurs striker could replace Soldado at the Mestalla, with Real Zaragoza’s Helder Postiga the Spaniards’ top target as a replacement. The Portugal international spent an unhappy season at White Hart Lane in the 2003/04 season but has been a success since moving to La Liga.
But Cadena Ser, a broadcaster with close links to Los Che, believes Giroud is also on the list.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted the France international, who arrived from Montpellier last summer, will play a big part in the club’s season regardless of incomings, making it seem unlikely the Gunners will sell.