Speaking in an interview with Foot Mercato, Michael Manuello, agent to Olivier Giroud, appeared to rule France out as a possible January destination.
“Concerning France, Olivier has responded to that before. It is not a priority. Everything is possible in terms of how it presents itself, it is not out of the question, but it is not a priority. In terms of emotions, there are other things to experience. He played in France and was champions with Montpellier. Today, he is not just looking for playing time. He is looking to enjoy himself, for a quality of life and for strong emotions. So if he can discover something new, he will head towards the new thing that is the most interesting for him to experience.”
“What would be ideal for him would be to discover a new culture, to take another trip. Now, a new English club with ambitions could also give him some thinking to do because the big difference with the Premier League, is that it remains an extraordinary league, which offers a different form of pleasure. So if a really good Premier League club came knocking, that could be a major factor. But there is a feeling in the camp to go and experience something abroad.”