Manchester City may look at signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on a free transfer in the summer, according to Italian football agent Vincenzo Morabito.
When asked to assess the departure of Sergio Aguero on Radio Marte yesterday (quotes via 100x100napoli.it), Morabito said that Giroud was being considered as a possible signing:
“Manchester City have changed paths, now they have other types of situations and they follow Giroud but not only [him].”
It’s very unlikely that Morabito was suggesting Giroud was being lined up as a direct replacement for Aguero, but it seems there may be genuine interest in the France international.
The former Arsenal player’s contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in June and he has been linked with a move to Italy so Morabito may have caught wind of something in his role as an agent.
Saying that, though, he could be simply misinformed. City are expected to go big in the market to find Aguero’s successor with a bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland now thought to be very likely.