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Giroud willing to consider joining another Premier League side, but move abroad ‘ideal’ for Chelsea striker

Olivier Giroud is willing to consider joining another Premier League club, but favours a move abroad as the forward seeks to leave Chelsea in search of first-team football.

Giroud has struggled to command a regular first-team place since signing for Chelsea in 2018, with the veteran having fallen further down the pecking order this season following the west London side’s lavish summer spending.

The 34-year-old is keen for increased opportunities as he bids to keep his place in the France squad ahead of next summer’s European Championships and will seek an exit from Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.

Giroud has featured for just 36 minutes across four substitute appearances so far this season and has expressed his concerns over a lack of playing time, whilst France manager Didier Deschamps has warned the star he will need more action to command a starting place at international level.

Giroud’s agent, Michael Manuello, has now discussed the player’s future and says the forward is ready to ‘discover another culture’ away from English football, though says the star will consider a switch to a ‘great Premier League club’ should the opportunity present itself.

“Olivier is looking for a place where he can enjoy playing, have a good quality of life and feel strong emotions,” Manuello told Telefoot. “So if he can ever discover something new again, he will look for something new. It would be ideal for him to discover another culture.

“A new English club with big goals could also make him think because the Premier League remains an extraordinary league, which offers a different sort of pleasure. So, if a great Premier League club came along, yes, he might think about it but he is ready to go and live abroad.”

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