Giroud on the Verge of Sealing Los Angeles FC Switch

The official announcement might not come soon, but Olivier Giroud has made up his mind about leaving Milan and joining Los Angeles FC at the end of the season, wrapping up his three-year stay in Italy, Fabrizio Romano reports (via SOSFanta).

The whispers about the veteran moving to the MLS, which started simmering last summer, regained traction during the international break. The SoCal franchise nabbed the inside track over other American suitors by inserting the 2018 World champion in their discovery list. In addition, he wanted to transfer to a big city.

Giroud and Los Angeles FC have reached a verbal agreement on an 18-month contract, so until 2025. The 37-year-old would reunite with France teammate Hugo Lloris.

If everything goes as expected, the striker will depart from Milan after three campaigns, where he has scored 46 goals and provided 20 assists in 121 appearances, lifting the Scudetto in 2022. The marksman has starred far Montpellier, Arsenal, and Chelsea throughout his storied career, winning also the Champions and Europa League, the Ligue 1, and a few more trophies in England.

Our Take on Giroud and Los Angeles FC

There’s still some tread on his tires, and he could have easily played another season in Serie A, shouldering an inferior load playing time-wise. Since Milan are set to sign an elite striker, it’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll trust Luka Jovic and Noah Okafor as backups, or if they will be in the market for a new deputy as well.

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