Pirlo admits Chelsea striker Giroud would be a ‘handy’ addition to Juventus squad

Andrea Pirlo has admitted that Olivier Giroud would be a ‘handy’ addition to his Juventus squad as speculation continues to link the Italians with a move for the Chelsea forward.

Giroud has just six months remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with an exit in search of regular first-team football, with the 34-year-old keen to secure his place in the France squad ahead of this summer’s European Championships.

The forward has recently returned to favour under Frank Lampard and has enjoyed a superb run of form, scoring eight times in his past eight appearances for the west London side in all competition.

However, Giroud was surprisingly omitted from the Chelsea side for their disappointing defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and continues to be linked with a potential departure, Juventus amongst a number of clubs reportedly monitoring the experienced star as they seek additional firepower.

Pirlo has now opened the door for a potential move for the veteran by admitting Giroud would represent a fine addition to his side, as the Bianconeri look for reinforcements as they bid to catch both AC Milan and Inter Milan in the title race.

“He’d be handy!” he told DAZN when asked about the prospect of Giroud arriving in Turin.

“The window opens tomorrow, we already discussed with the club what we want to do and if there are any opportunities. Maybe a striker that can rotate with our strikers.”

Giroud has previously spoken of his desire to remain with Chelsea but much will depend on how much football is provided to the star, France manager Didier Deschamps having warned the veteran he must feature regularly to remain a part of Les Bleus’ plans ahead of this summers rescheduled European Championships.

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