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Giroud open to MLS move as a ‘final challenge’

Olivier Giroud has opened the door for a potential move to MLS as a ‘final challenge’ in the Chelsea forward’s career.

The World Cup winner has struggled to establish himself as a first-choice striker since joining Chelsea from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January 2018, Giroud having scored 19 goals in 67 appearances for the club.

The France international is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has been overtaken by youngster Tammy Abraham in the Chelsea pecking order under manager Frank Lampard, with the 32-year-old admitting he is considering his next career move.

Giroud has now hinted he could be open to a new challenge once his contract expires in 2020, the forward revealing his interest in a potential switch to the United States.

“The MLS for my family, my children who speak English, it’s interesting,” Giroud told RMC Sport.

“In a year? In two years? I do not know when. But of course after that I will be open to a final challenge.”

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