Olivier Giroud is having an excellent World Cup with France and will soon sit down with AC Milan to resolve his future at club level, a report claims.
According to MilanNews, the negotiations over Giroud’s future will begin from an important starting point and that is the will of both Milan and Giroud to go on for at least another year together.
The Frenchman has discovered a second wave of youth at Milan since joining in summer 2021, and if Zlatan Ibrahimovic were to retire at the end of the campaign then he would have a role within the squad just like that of the Swede, namely as a charismatic leader and mentor for younger players.
He has overtaken Thierry Henry as France’s all-time scorer with 52 goals, as well as having netted 12 goals this season for club and country, 9 with Milan (5 in the league, 4 in the Champions League) and 3 with the French national team.
All solutions will be under consideration with regards to his renewal in salary and duration, but it is not certain that Giroud will ask for a pay increase. After the World Cup, the negotiations will begin and there is ‘cautious optimism’.