Montpellier striker Giroud calm over Newcastle rumours

Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud is staying calm over rumours linking him with Newcastle United.

Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud is staying calm over rumours linking him with Newcastle United.

Giroud insists he is ignoring rumours of a January bid from Newcastle and focusing on seeing out the season with Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier.

With 12 goals in 15 games this season, twice-capped Giroud is the league’s top scorer.

“I am very happy with the start of the season,” he said. “I am in good form, in good physical condition, so I am lucky at the moment and enjoying my football.

“It is normal to be linked with clubs when you are scoring goals.

“I like the English Premier League. Newcastle are a big club, so who knows?

“But at the moment I am thinking about Montpellier and putting them on the European map at the end of the season.”

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