Last season, as Chelsea made it three trophies in successive seasons when they won the Europa League, Olivier Giroud played a key role.
The French strikers’ goals played a huge part in Chelsea putting yet more silverware in the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet.
As a result, the 32-year-old was rewarded by Chelsea triggering an extension in his contract.
With the club, courtesy of the two-window transfer ban, unable to bring in any new talent and with Gonzalo Higuain not seeing his loan move become a permanent one, Giroud must have thought he stood a good chance of being Frank Lampard’s main striker.
But that hasn’t turned out to be the case with Lampard preferring to utilise Tammy Abraham with the young striker repaying the faith shown in him with a return of four goals in four games.
Unfortunately, such form has seen Giroud play just a bit-part in Chelsea’s season so far.
However, we should point out that a long season lies ahead and Giroud will, no doubt, play more games.
But, at 32-years-of-age, Olivier has, as reported by The Daily Mail, spoke about the future with the Frenchman indicating that, like his current boss, he may look to the MLS for a career finale, having been quoted as remarking:
“The MLS for my family, my children who speak English, it’s interesting.”
“In a year? In two years? I do not know when. But of course, after that I will be open to a final challenge.”
My belief is that move will come next summer when Chelsea are able to enter the transfer market and will, hopefully, add a world-class striker to the squad.
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