Gianluca Di Marzio confirmed that Simone Inzaghi tried to get Lazio to sign Olivier Giroud during his time in the Italian capital.
The 36-year-old French veteran has been trusted into an important role for Didier Deschamps’ France squad at the World Cup in Qatar following the injuries to Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, and he did not disappoint in their opener against Australia, scoring twice to drive Les Bleus to the victory.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia (via LazioNews24), Di Marzio revealed that Lazio did launch a serious attempt to sign Giroud in the past.
Simone Inzaghi is an admirer of Giroud. He wanted him both at Lazio, Tare went to London to try to get him then the player decided to stay at Chelsea, and when he arrived at Inter when Inzaghi called him back but he was about to sign for Milan.
Lazio launched an attempt to sign Giroud back in the January 2020 transfer window but were unable to wrestle him away from Chelsea.
Since making his move to Milan last year, the French forward has scored 23 goals and provided nine assists in 57 games, proving himself a vital part of Stefano Pioli’s Scudetto winning squad. He would’ve likely been the perfect backup option for Lazio talisman Ciro Immobile.