Today’s edition of Tuttosport took stock of the situation regarding the renewal of Olivier Giroud’s contract with Milan, given his current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
The striker scored a brace in the 14-0 win for France against Gibraltar in their most recent 2024 European Championship qualifier. With these two goals, Giroud reached 56 for the national team which extends his lead over Thierry Henry and means he has 10 more than Kylian Mbappé.
The paper (via PianetaMilan) reports that Giroud could retire from international football in summer 2024, therefore we presume after the Euros in Germany that will take place in June and July.
He will be 38 years of age by then and there are players like Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani who are waiting in the wings for the No.9 role, in addition to Mbappe of course.
It is not certain, however, that he will say goodbye to the Rossoneri at the same time despite the fact his contract expires on 30 June next year. In fact, there has already been some talks regarding a renewal for a further season.
Between January and June it is almost certain that Milan will buy two new strikers to join him: one to replace the flop Luka Jović, the other to take the starting spot. Giroud, still physically intact and lethal in front of goal, is considered an important dressing room man, as well as decisive on the pitch.