Chelsea Forward Olivier Giroud “Open” to Playing in MLS One Day

Olivier Giroud. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/Shutterstock (10357579bc)

Don’t be surprised if you see France and Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud playing in Major League Soccer in the next few years. During a recent interview with RMC Sport, Giroud admitted that he is tempted to make an MLS move as he finds the league “interesting.”

“MLS, for my family, my children who speak English, it is interesting. In a year? Two years? I don’t know when. But of course, I will be opened to a new challenge,” – said Giroud.

According to ESPN, Giroud wasn’t just keeping his options open. The 33-year-old reportedly occasionally watches MLS games and has been approached by teams to make a move to the United States in the past.

Giroud could come to MLS as soon as next June, when his current contract with Chelsea expires. However, the player intends to take time and consider all his options when the time comes.

“It is not only MLS which could interest me,” – he added.

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea in 2017 from Arsenal, but wasn’t as productive in English Premier League as it was expected, scoring just five goals in 43 games. He did, however, put on a stellar performance in Europa League last season, scoring 11 goals and helping the team to win the competition.