Giroud Announces AC Milan Departure At End Of Season

France striker Olivier Giroud has announced he will leave AC Milan when his contract expires at the end of this season.

May 14, 2024 - 12:23
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Giroud Announces AC Milan Departure At End Of Season

Giroud is reportedly close to joining Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC this summer.

The 37-year-old joined AC Milan from Chelsea in the summer of 2021 and won the Serie A title in his first season at the San Siro.

The former Montpellier and Arsenal striker has scored 48 goals in 130 appearances during his time at AC Milan.

In an emotional interview with the club’s media channels, Giroud said: "I'm here to tell you that the next two games will be my last for Milan. My career will continue in MLS.

"I'm very proud of everything I've done here at Milan across three seasons. It's the right time to announce it. I'm a bit emotional. My story with Milan ends this season, but Milan will forever remain in my heart."

Giroud is France's record goalscorer with 57 goals in 131 appearances.

He won three FA Cups in six years with Arsenal while a three-and-a-half-year stint with Chelsea brought another FA Cup, Europa League and the UEFA Champions League.

Giroud won the FIFA World Cup with France in 2018.