Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud agreed on a contract to join the Serie A club. AC Milan has signed Oliver Giroud on an allegedly two-year deal. The Rossoneri have not disclosed the terms of the contract, but it was previously revealed that it’s a deal for two years.
“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Olivier Jonathan Giroud on a permanent transfer from Chelsea FC. The French striker will be wearing the number 9 jersey,” the club wrote in the official statement confirming the football transfer news.
The 34-year-old striker will play under number 9 at the Italian club. Giroud has played in the Blues jersey for 3 years. He joined Chelsea in January 2018 after completing six years stint at Arsenal. At the London club, he scored 39 goals in 119 appearances, winning one Champions League, one Europa League, and 1 FA Cup. Last season the Frenchman scored four goals in 17 games in the Premier League.
In a farewell message to Chelsea and their supporters, Giroud tweeted: “To all the Blues, to my team-mates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments.”
“I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League have been magnificent. Love Oli G.”
His former club Chelsea published a statement: “The Frenchman’s move to Italy’s Serie A brings to an end his three-and-half-year stay at Stamford Bridge following a deadline day transfer from Arsenal in January 2018. On signing for the club, he said: ‘My ambition is to win some trophies. That’s why I am playing football. I am a competitor and I want to win again and again.’”
“Olivier ends his time in London SW6 with 119 appearances, 59 as a sub, and 39 goals to his name, as well as those three trophy wins. We thank him greatly for his service and wish him the very best in his future career.”