I really rate him. As I've said in another thread he is massively underrated. He's like a much better version of Pelle (although it is a toss of the coin in terms of the sexy bastard stakes).
He holds the ball up well, has good technique on the floor and scores more than his fair share of headers. He guarantees 15+ goals per season (in all comps at least, although he is about that ball park in the league with significant reduction in playing time). He also has fully adjusted to the league and would be less of a risk than the likes of Lacazette, Dolberg and whoever else. Yes I'd love Lacazette to come here but giroud is definitely a realistic and good target.
I'm putting my FM cap on here and I'm aware of it. Arsed
Lukaku (25 goals, 70-80 mil) Valencia (3 goals, end of loan), Barkley (5 goals, 30 mil) = 100 mil and 32 goals
Giroud (potential 15 goals, 20 mil), Sig (potential 8 goals, 30 mil) Batshuyai (potential 8-12 goals, 35 mil), Keita (potential 5-8 goals, 20 mil) = 105 mil 36-43 goals
Now I'm hoping Barkley stays too but it's still all possible, especially when you factor in transfer fee for Del (10 mil) and some others. I reckon we'd still have a fair whack left to improve the defence (Pickford, Keane, RB, other CB)