Giroud is something of a late bloomer on the international scene as this 25-year-old only made his full debut for Les Bleus last November, but he is eager to make up for lost time at Euro 2012.
It’s hardly surprising that France coach Laurent Blanc has turned to Giroud as a goal-scoring option because he has been in scintillating form with unheralded Montpellier this season, breaking through the 20-goal barrier and sparking talk aplenty that he will be in line for a big transfer.
Bayern Munich and a couple of Serie A clubs are said to be tracking Giroud’s progress, though he is reported to be favour a move to England as he eyes Euro 2012 as his ultimate shop window.
“I will not worry about transfers for now as the target for me this summer is Euro 2012,” the former Grenoble and Tours forward said. “If I can score some goals and help France enjoy success this summer then the rewards will come for me.”