Olivier Giroud will sign with Los Angeles FC at the end of the season

Olivier Giroud will meet his friend Hugo Lloris

Olivier Giroud will sign with Los Angeles FC at the end of the season

Olivier Giroud will meet his friend Hugo Lloris. According to information revealed by Le Parisien and RMC Sport on Tuesday April 23, which Le Monde is able to confirm, the 37-year-old striker will join his former teammate at Los Angeles FC (LAFC) in Major League Soccer. (MLS), the North American football championship. The 2018 world champion will sign a contract for one and a half years, plus an optional additional year, and will make his debut there this summer, mid-MLS season.

Before joining LAFC, where the former goalkeeper of the France team has been playing since January, Giroud will finish the season with AC Milan, with whom his contract runs until June 30, 2024. Came into play Monday evening during the "derby della Madonnina", lost by his team and which allowed Inter Milan to win the Italian championship, the top scorer in the history of the French team (131 caps, 57 goals) did not therefore only five games left to play with the Rossoneri, with whom he won Serie A in 2022.

With AC Milan having nothing left to play for, Giroud's big goal at the end of the season, before his departure across the Atlantic, will be Euro 2024 in Germany, from June 14 to July 14. Once announced to be part of Thierry Henry's list for the football tournament of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Giroud should not be there. “It’s not news,” announced a relative of the attacker in our columns in February.

At 37, Giroud could therefore play his last international competition with the Blues at the Euro. Coach Didier Deschamps, for example, no longer called on N’Golo Kanté and Blaise Matuidi when they joined Saudi Arabia or MLS. A documentary on the native of Chambéry, produced by Canal and scheduled to be broadcast before the Euro, should serve as Giroud's farewell to European football.

After 19 seasons spent at the highest level in seven different clubs (Grenoble, Istres, Tours, Montpellier, Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan) on the Old Continent and in the national team, 13 trophies won and 341 goals scored (as of April 23), Giroud will set out this summer to conquer America.