Antonio Conte wanted Olivier Giroud at Inter Milan says the French striker’s agent. Giroud played under Conte for a year at Chelsea, the manager knows his qualities. The Rossoneri forward has been exceptional for AC Milan and the French national team. But his agent reveals that Conte wanted him before Milan, and the talks were in advanced stages. However, Chelsea were not ready to lose Giroud at that time. Later, they gave Giroud to Milan for a minimal fee. The French striker has helped his country to reach a consecutive final in the FIFA World Cup.
The Nerazzurri had Lukaku and Lautaro at that time, but Conte was looking to bring another striker to help in rotation and serve as a backup. However, Giroud went to their city rivals, AC Milan. He helped the Rossoneri to win the Scudetto after more than a decade. The French striker was key to their campaign, as he scored some crucial goals, including a brace against Inter in the derby Della Madonnina. Moreover, he formed a formidable partnership with Leao at the front.
Antonio Conte wanted Giroud desperately at Inter Milan
Giroud always spoke highly of Conte during his time at Chelsea. The French striker pointed out his managing style and compared it with Arsene Wenger. The Italian manager is always involved, and Giroud said that Conte is still a player in his head. The Rossoneri forward says the player needs a connection with the manager, and Conte gave him that. Giroud won the FA cup under Conte at Chelsea football club.
The Nerazzurri however, lost Conte and could not get Giroud in the summer. The French forward will now be leading the line of France in another final against Argentina. While Inter are preparing for the return to Serie A and will play a friendly against Real Betis on Saturday.