Olivier Giroud continues to score goals for AC Milan and France at the age of 37, but he has revealed that there are currently no talks ongoing to renew his contract which expires at the end of the season.
Giroud has scored eight goals in the first 15 matches of the season in Serie A and the Champions League, with three assists to add to that too, making this his ‘start’ to a season since he left Chelsea the Rossoneri in the summer of 2021 .
Given that he is now closer to 40 than 30 in terms of age, it is natural that the Milan management are looking to lighten the load on his shoulders by purchasing a new centre-forward in view of next season.
Despite this, there have been widespread reports stating that Milan do not want to do without Giroud and plan to offer him a contract extension, given his current deal will run out at the end of the present season and there are rumours of interest from Major League Soccer and the the Saudi Pro League.
Giroud spoke to Le Journal du Dimanche after the brace he scored in France’s 14-0 win over Gibraltar about his contract situation, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.
“My contract expires in June, but I would like to stay and continue at Milan. The negotiations for the renewal are not yet underway, but I think I will talk to the club soon,” he said.