Less than an hour after Willy Caballero’s one-year contract extension was confirmed by the club, Olivier Giroud follows the suit, Chelsea’s official website announces.
The Blues triggered a one-year extension option in their deal with the Frenchman last month, according to the club’s statement.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia commented on Giroud’s new deal: “It is clear to the club that Olivier continues to be a player we want in the squad, especially as we maintain the important balance between top-quality experience and the exciting young talent we have available, and his attitude when asked to play a supporting role has been exemplary. He is a proven trophy winner who we hope can help our new generation to become that too.”
This is a spectacular turnaround after Giroud was on the verge of leaving Chelsea in January. Inter Milan, Lazio and Tottenham registered their interest, but the Blues pulled the plug on the 33-year-old’s exit as they failed to secure a replacement.
All in all, the 33-year-old has played 76 appearances, scored 21 goals and registered 13 assists after arriving at Stamford Bridge from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee in winter 2018.
The striker has won two trophies with the Blues, including the previous season’s Europa League where he scored 11 goals and recorded 5 assists in 14 games.
Source: Chelsea FC