CM: Why Milan are happy to wait for Giroud and what filters on Jovic

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are awaiting communication from Olivier Giroud regarding what he wants to do beyond the end of the current season, and that has put other things on hold. report that the Milan management are approaching the situation serenity and gratitude towards a player who has always given everything on and off the pitch since joining Milan.

They know that Giroud is very tempted by the USA and would like to have an experience in the MLS with a guaranteed future also as a director. The Rossoneri, for their part, already have a new contract ready until 2025 because they believe his goals and leadership are important.

However, the Frenchman has been in negotiations with Los Angeles FC for a few weeks and the discussions are quite advanced even if there is not yet a total agreement over the terms of the contract.

The bond that the 37-year-old feels with Milan is leading him to fully evaluate what he wants to do. A farewell at the end of the season remains a very likely scenario but no final decision has been made. Or at least the Rossoneri have not yet received any official communication.

Milan’s plan A would be to renew Giroud’s contract and then reduce the reliance on him by signing a quality number nine for the future. On the other hand, his departure would change everything on a strategic level because then two top-level signings would be needed.

It is a mission that appears rather complicated, especially on an economic level. What about Luka Jovic? At present, Milan has not yet decided whether to renew his contract for another season, meaning the Serbia international must do more in this season finale.

Tags AC Milan Luka Jovic Olivier Giroud


    1. That’s actually the most critical problem since Kessie’s departure and yet nobody is interested in it lol.

      Board and Pioli did their best to convert Krunic, Benny and Adli into that position and nobody lived up to that level of expectation.

      One world class CB, DM and CF will be enough for this summer actually, instead chasing after wholesale gamble transfers.

      Yet, it might hurt some ‘football experts’ feelings because it’s critisizing lol

      1. Buongiorno, Amrabat and Zirkzee could be enough (if possible) but they cost us at least 110 million €

        Selling Mike + departing loanees permanently + 30-40 million = another goalkeeper+ above players signatures

        Just my opinion though

        1. Buongiorno and Zirkzee would be nice. Im Not sure with Amrabat, maybe for a good price. I think we could get all three for under 100mil. And it would be Good, to Not bring too much new players again.

          50mil is our yearly budget + 40 mil sales (Cdk, Saele, Maldini, Colombo, Pobega?)

          I dont know if we keep or sell Maignan… no one will give us 70 mil or more for him and Why should we sell for 50 mil. the only reason would be that Mike want more Money an we cant get a new contract with him.

          Do you guys think, that we Need a good RB, and another LB Backup?

      2. I don’t think Milan is gearing for another 10-player transfer campaign. I’m guessing the idea is to enforce key areas. DM has to be one of them.

        The positions that aren’t being mentioned are LB/RB back ups. Not sure what the plan for Tera is. And whether FLorenzi stays or goes. Calabria needs competition.

  1. What is the problem with extending Jovic? He was free and scores. He’s gaining confidence and is shiwing signs of a comeback. Are there contract clauses that make him too expensive? What gives?

    1. His performances – especially as a starter. Sure, he has scored a couple of important goals in the last minutes but only when playing next to Giroud. When Jovic starts as a lone striker, he has been completely MIA (except the one Coppa Italia match against a Serie B level team and even then the 2 goals were extremely lucky).

      Jovic has shown nothing to prove he could be used as a starter next season.

      1. I don’t know about that. Not saying he should be, but I don’t think we should judge any player now on whether he is a starter or not. We don’t even play enough at a consistent level during a game even from the start of the match for us to be thinking of who is a starting striker. I don’t think we create enough chances for us to be judging someone’s goal ability. Some days it’s just terrible play.

        When you play at a consistent level every week, then can you really define if someone is up to par or not in the starting squad.
        Personally I would abandon this Starting Striker dogma and focus on playing style at a consistent level. No new £50M striker is scoring 20+ goals a season, the way we are currently.

    2. i think it is a salary thing. he might be “free” but if his salary is too high, it’ll be like origi. OR he might want a longer contract. who knows; but i agree, he’s young and can be a decent backup.

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