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Inter Miami join crowded race for Olivier Giroud — report

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Olivier Giroud is expected to push hard for a move away in January, in search of more playing time, and a multitude of clubs from all around Europe have been linked already, including Inter Milan, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Olympique Marseille, and Bordeaux. Other, more “exotic” options could be open as well, including in America, where The Vancouver Whitecaps were linked last season and they have now been joined by Inter Miami.

According to the Mirror, the David Beckham-owned franchise are mulling over a move for the 34-year-old to add some firepower after their relatively poor first season (and add another big-name for marketability). Their star signings Gonzalo Higuaín, Rodolfo Pizarro and Blaise Matuidi have scored a combined 5 league goals this season, while the team’s 25 league goals were the joint-fourth lowest in MLS.

However, signing Giroud wouldn’t be easy for Miami, with Giroud still wishing to continue playing at the highest level, not in least part to keep himself in the France squad for Euro 2020 set for next summer. While Giroud has said he would want to play in the USA eventually, that time has not come yet.