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Giroud reveals Ibrahimovic target at AC Milan

Olivier Giroud, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan
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After completing a move to AC Milan, Olivier Giroud opened up about joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic at San Siro.

Olivier Giroud hopes to emulate new AC Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s longevity in football.

The Frenchman has joined Milan in a deal worth €2 million from Chelsea. He leaves the Premier League after a nine-year spell, with 90 goals and 32 assists to his name in 255 appearances for the Blues and Arsenal.

Serie A will be the fourth different league Giroud has played in, having starred in first and second divisions in France as well as the English top-tier.

The 34-year-old has taken the No.9 jersey in Milan and is now looking forward to linking up with Ibrahimovic, who will turn 40 in October.

“I have played against Zlatan a few times,” Giroud told Milan TV.

“To be playing at almost 40 years old, I think he’s an exceptional professional. You can’t play until that age, like that, without a big commitment for the team and great determination.

“He’s looking after himself and his body. I try to do the same to continue to enjoy football for as long as my body allows me.

“I think he’s an example for the youngsters, he’s one of the best strikers in Serie A and I’m looking forward to playing alongside him. And enjoy training too. I think we will have fun.

“I just want to win something with Milan, and with Zlatan it’s even better, you know.”