French striker Olivier Giroud is heading to MLS football as soon as his contract with Chelsea expires in June. The former Arsenal striker has been on the radar of some top MLS side.
Chicago fire and La Galaxy have been linked with the world cup winner. Giroud will be out of contact in summer and he will be available on a free to join another club.
There was an approach from America for the player during the winter break, but sources close to the player revealed he was reluctant to accept any deal outside Europe in other to make the French national team for the European championship in the summer.
The player believes moving to MLS football in January might hinder his chances of making the squad. He was very close to leaving Stamford Bridge in January but no move materialized as his wages and length of contract he wanted from suitors have been the reason behind failed move.
Inter Milan was close to taking him to San Siro but it never happened as the deal was halted at the last minute.
Premier League sides, West Ham and Aston Villa have also indicated an interest in the player but it never came through, and it is now clear the player will see out the remainder of his contract in West London.
Game time have been very difficult to come by for Giroud under new manager Frank Lampard as the coach preferred academy graduate, Tammy Abraham and Bathuayi over the former Arsenal player.
Giroud has seen more minutes with the French national team than he has at Stamford Bridge. He enjoys the goodwill of national team coach, Didier Deschamps, the coach trusts the chemistry between Giroud and Griezmann. He has stated in the past that, Giroud brings out the best out of players around him, most especially Antoine Griezmann.