Olivier Giroud ‘open to Premier League return’ once AC Milan contract expires in summer… with ‘West Ham, Fulham and Brentford’ all possible options for France striker
- The French striker is reportedly considering a return to London for next season
- The former Arsenal star’s current deal at San Siro is set to expire in the summer
- There are a number of London clubs who could be in contention for the World Cup winner
Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a return to the Premier League next season and would prefer a move to a London club.
The France international is set to become a free agent in the summer when his contract with AC Milan expires after two years in Italy.
And the World Cup winner could return to English football, with a number of England’s top clubs said to be interested in signing him.
According to Sun, Giroud is already plotting his next move ahead of the completion of his San Siro deal.
The same publication claim that West Ham, Brentford, Fulham and Crystal Palace are all possible options for the former Arsenal and Chelsea striker.
Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a return to the Premier League when his contract expires
West Ham are one of four English top-flight clubs who could be interested in the striker
The 36-year-old striker scored 90 Premier League goals during his two spells in London with the opposition and could prove a useful asset for some teams.
Crystal Palace and West Ham are in particular need of a goalscorer at their club after struggling to find the back of the net all season.
He could also be tempted by a move to Craven Cottage, which would see him reunited with former Chelsea team-mate and Brazilian winger Willian.
Giroud was also linked with a move to Manchester United earlier in the season, before the Reds brought in Wat Wegorst on loan from Burnley.
The Frenchman has enjoyed success in Italy since moving from Stamford Bridge in 2021 and has scored 25 goals in 68 appearances in all competitions.
More importantly, he was instrumental in helping AC Milan win the Serie A title in the 2021-22 season.
During his six years at Arsenal, Giroud helped the Gunners win three FA Cups. With Chelsea he once again won the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League.