The former Blues goalkeeper thinks Olivier Giroud has handed him a big dilemma and expects plenty of offers to come in for the France international.
Giroud has eight goals in just five starts across all competitions and was on the scoresheet again in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday night.
Green, who knows Giroud well from their time at Chelsea together, isn’t surprised to see the 34-year-old still operating at a high level in the twilight of his career and insists he has all the ‘hunger and drive’ required to be an elite performer.
With the postponed Euro 2020 on the horizon, Giroud’s future remains uncertain as he looks to secure a solid chunk of game time in order to guarantee his place in Didier Deschamps’ France squad.
Green suspects Chelsea will have to knock back a lot of interest in the striker and warned that he is ‘very hard to replace’ if they do decide to let him leave.
‘As long as he wants to be there, he should be there I think,’ Green told Stadium Astro. ‘They’re finding him very hard to replace, I think Tammy is still a work in progress.
‘He’s still scoring goals and he’s still motivated massively. I was with him last season and speaking to him then and he was talking about playing in the Euros playing for France, getting that trophy he hasn’t got so far, the trophy of the European Championships and getting into the top ranking of the goalscoring for France as well.
‘So I think it’s a massive transfer window in January. I think there will be suitors, people will come in for him and I think it’s in Chelsea’s interests just to keep him there. That might include giving him a new contract.’