Olivier Giroud to be the next European star in MLS as AC Milan star secures Stateside summer move to LAFC

LAFC have reportedly secured the signature of AC Milan star and France international Olivier Giroud on a free transfer.


Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2024 by Goal.com

Olivier Giroud to be the next European star in MLS as AC Milan star secures Stateside summer move to LAFC

  • LAFC to officially sign Giroud
  • France star to join on free transfer in summer
  • Will join Hugo Lloris at LAFC

WHAT HAPPENED?

After reports surfaced earlier this spring that the 38-year-old was weighing his options, from MLS to Saudi Arabia and even staying in Europe, it now appears he's made his mind up. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that the France international will officially become a member of the Black and Gold this summer.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Giroud will slot in perfectly with the LAFC XI, as a striker is their biggest need in 2024. The 2022 MLS Cup Champions and 2023 finalists lost stalwart and club legend Carlos Vela in the offseason, and have yet to replace him.

Mateusz Bogusz has filled in valiantly, but has struggled to consistently look the part this season. The 38-year-old, who has 13 goals and eight assists in Serie A this season, will look to fill the shoes of Vela while also providing Bogusz with center-forward competition.

DID YOU KNOW?

Giroud will link-up with former France teammate Hugo Lloris with the Black and Gold, after the goalkeeper joined LAFC during the winter transfer window.

WHAT NEXT FOR LAFC AND GIROUD?

LAFC are in action this weekend against the Timbers in a Western Conference showdown. Giroud and Milan, meanwhile, are set to clash with U.S. internationals Weston McKennie and Tim Weah as the Rossoneri take on Juventus on Saturday.



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