Chelsea star reveals his “final challenge” when he leaves Stamford Bridge

September 5th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed his desire to play in MLS before he retires from football.

Giroud joined Chelsea from rivals Arsenal in January 2018 for £15 million, which allowed to play more and secure his spot in France’s 2018 World Cup-winning squad.

He was instrumental in helping Chelsea win the the Europa League last season with 11 goals in 12 games, including one in the final in Baku against his former club.

The France international revealed his interest in playing in MLS after leaving Chelsea in an interview on French television on Wednesday.

“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,” the Chelsea forward told RMC Sport.

According to ESPN FC, Giroud has watched the league and has followed the careers of European players who moved there, and has already been approached about a move there for himself a few times already.

Giroud will be out of contract next June and the former Arsenal star won’t close other doors either and will look at all the options and offers — including staying at Chelsea, where he is happy.

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

“There has been no discussions because the club had an option for an extra year and they took it because they were happy with my contribution to the club. It is even more than that. There is real trust. It was not really my desire to leave anyway so I never asked myself about a possible departure.”

The Frenchman is currently preparing with Les Bleus for two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra at home.

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