Olivier Giroud is in no rush to renew his contract at the moment as he wants to evaluate the best option for him ahead of next season, a report claims.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) talks about Giroud’s situation, given that he is currently under a contract which is set to expire at the end of the 2023-24 season.
The decision on whether or not to renew the Frenchman’s deal does not depend on money. The paper recalls that a year ago he renewed in April, meaning it was quite a late decision, and in 2024 the story could be similar.
Milan have not yet called him to start negotiations for a renewal and Giroud, at the same time, wants to reflect, understand what his family wants to do, to have a clear idea of his physical condition and of course what the Rossoneri’s plans are for him.
All options are valid: he could extend for another year as a back-up who plays 20-25 games a season and not three games in a week, but he could also leave on a free. Last summer, he said no to offers from the Saudi Pro League but the MLS is tempting.
This is because Giroud has said he sees himself as sporting director in the future and the United States of America, as it was for Giorgio Chiellini, offers the opportunity to see football from a different perspective.