Mourinho told he made a big mistake by not signing Chelsea star

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud was linked with a January exit from Chelsea after falling down the pecking order at Chelsea.

The 33-year-old was Frank Lampard’s third choice striker and barely made an appearance for the Blues.

The World Cup winner was strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan, and Spurs were also linked with the Frenchman. But at the end, he remained with the Blues, and have been doing fine ever since.

And now, former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Giroud would have been a perfect addition for Spurs, especially as Spurs are currently without a recognised striker due to injury.

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“Spurs tried to get a number nine in the January window,” the ex-England international told Football Insider.

“With Harry Kane’s injury, closely followed by Son’s injury and now Bergwijn they have not got anyone who is comfortable playing that position.

“To not get a striker in January has proven very important. I think it was a real miss not getting Olivier Giroud in January.

“He has got game-time [recently] at Chelsea and played a lot better. He would suit Mourinho perfectly – occupy the centre-backs and give space for those behind him.

“It is a difficult sell for Spurs, getting a top striker to play while Kane is out. I really think they missed a trick not signing somebody.”

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