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Football: Olivier Giroud has agreed to join Los Angeles FC where Hugo Lloris plays! Why is this a problem for the Olympics?

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The top scorer of the French team Olivier Giroud has reached an agreement with Los Angeles FC, which he will join this summer, we learned this Tuesday, April 23 from various sources who have surveyed his entourage.

After having made the young people of Castanet dream for a weekend, it is his turn to allow himself a dream: the American dream. Olivier Giroud, 37, at the end of his contract at AC Milan, would have signed up for a year and a half and must return to the Californian club Los Angeles FC.

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He would join his new club from August 1, according to RMC Sport and at the end of the Euro (June 14 – July 14) for Le Parisien. Still, after three seasons in Milan, where he was Italian champion (2022), Giroud will experience his eighth club.

Trained in Grenoble, he passed through Istres and Tours before exploding in Montpellier, where he was French champion in 2012. He then played nine seasons in England, at Arsenal (2012-2018) and Chelsea (2018-2021 ), with whom he won the 2021 Champions League.

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Top scorer in the history of the Blues with 57 goals in 131 caps, Giroud will meet in “LA” his best friend in the French team, ex-captain Hugo Lloris, who retired internationally after the 2022 World Cup .

Problem for the Olympics?

Announced among the three players over 23 who can claim to participate in the Olympics, this transfer could undermine his application. As reported by Le Parisien, the French striker would have declined the requests of Thierry Henry because his new club would need him at the end of the Euro “in order to access the play-offs, which will concern 18 teams out of 29, at ‘fall 2024’.

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By playing in the North American championship (MLS), the former Montpellier will have the opportunity to reunite with some ex-TFC players who went into exile there, such as Steven Moreira (Columbus Crew), Brecht Dejaegere (Charlotte FC) or Laurent Courtois, coach of CF Monteral who moved to the Violets as a player from 1999 to 2001.

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