AC Milan: what’s wrong with Giroud’s extension


At the end of the contract next June, the French striker Olivier Giroud has still not extended with AC Milan…

Olivier Giroud, AC Milan

Eager to re-enlist with AC Milan, to the point of having declined the tempting offer of a Premier League club in January, Olivier Giroud has not yet found common ground with the management of the Rossoneri concerning the extension of his contract, which ends next June. On the other side of the Alps, the chain Sky Italia takes stock of the situation of the 2018 world champion.

24 goals in 65 games

Our colleagues explain that the entourage of the 36-year-old French striker spoke to the Lombardy club on Thursday. If the two parties have agreed on the duration of the new commitment of the native of Chambéry, namely the signing of a new lease of twelve months until June 2024, the discussions continue concerning the future salary of the ex-Chelsea centre-forward. The 2022 World Cup finalist is claiming an annual salary of 3.7 million euros, excluding bonuses, while the Milanese management is currently offering “only” 3.5 million euros per season. The transalpine media understands that common ground is nevertheless close to being found, given the small difference between the two requests.

A member of the 2022 Italian champion’s squad since the summer of 2021, Olivier Giroud has since played 65 games in all competitions and scored 24 goals, for 48 games and 17 achievements in Serie A. In 2022-2023, the Habs have scored 10 goals in 27 games including 6 goals in 19 league games. Opposed this Friday to Torino at San Siro, at the start of the 22nd day of Serie A, Stefano Pioli’s players occupy only sixth place in the standings with 38 points, eighteen lengths from leader Naples. Out of the race for the Scudetto, AC Milan is now expected on the European scene, with a double confrontation against Tottenham in the knockout stages of the Champions League.