AC Milan legend set to be part of MLS ahead of next season

Italian powerhouse AC Milan and their fans are set to bid adieu to one of their veteran strikers after the end of the current football season.

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The iconic France striker has confirmed his departure from Milan after nearly four years of playing for the Rossoneri, whom he joined during the summer of 2021 from Chelsea. The 38-year-old revealed that MLS is the next destination, and while he did not specify where, he has long been linked with a switch to LAFC.

Giroud had a fantastic season for the Rossoneri, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists throughout Serie A. He will be a significant acquisition to LAFC during the summer, as they have yet to fill the vacuum left by former MLS MVP Carlos Vela, who left as a free agent this past summer. Giroud will team up with Denis Bouanga, the 2023 MLS Golden Boot winner, to form one of the most devastating attacking combos. 

He will also meet up with old friend and former France captain Hugo Lloris in Los Angeles. The Frenchman disclosed that the remaining two games of the season for Milan is going to be his last, as well as that he will move to MLS during the summer.

While he has not announced his decision to join LAFC, several sources indicate that the Frenchman is nothing but a Los Angeles native. He will complete his stint in Milan before joining alongside the Los Angeles club.

Oliver Giroud confirms his AC Milan exit

Oliver Giroud announced through his social media that, “I’m here to tell you the next two games will be my last for Milan. I’m going to continue my career, but in the MLS. I’m very, very proud of everything I’ve done for Milan in these three years. It’s the right time to say it. Sorry, I’m a bit emotional, but my story with Milan ends this year but Milan will remain in my heart forever.”

The former Arsenal striker added, “A few weeks ago. I have given everything I have to Milan, from 35 years more or less to today, almost 38. For me, and I think also for the family, it is the right time for a different experience of life from Milan, and nothing more.”

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