Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has said he may look to leave the Blues to pursue a career in the United States at the end of his current contract.
The Frenchman signed a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge back in May but he has found himself behind Tammy Abraham in recent games. When asked about the prospect of playing in the US, whilst on international duty, Giroud replied:
“MLS, for my family, my kids who speak English… it’s interesting. In a year? In two years? I don’t know when. But of course, after that, I’ll be open to a final challenge.”
The France international was an unused substitute in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at the weekend but he has started two of Chelsea’s five games in all competitions so far this campaign.
Still, Giroud will be 33 at the end of September, and it’s not surprising that he is considering a swansong in another country. As he will be a free agent next summer, the former Arsenal striker will certainly not be short of offers unless he opts to extend his stay at the Blues for another year.