Olivier Giroud has signed a new deal at Chelsea, a deal that would seem him remain at the Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2019/20 season.
The 32-yr-old and former Arsenal forward has been out of contract this summer which meant he could have moved to another club on a free but a fresh 1-year contract could buy him some more time in West London.
The Frenchman who was excited with the contract extension said he was happy to put pen to paper because he was hoping to stay at least one more year at the Bridge.
He revealed that he saw the club as a family and was looking forward to winning more trophies with the club.
“I am very happy to sign a new contract. I really wanted to stay at least one more year,” he said.
“I have felt a part of the team, the family, since the beginning and hopefully there will be more trophies to come.”, said Giroud.
Chelsea director who seemed pleased with the deal said:
“We are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season. Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.
“Whether it is his unselfish link-up play or his 10 Europa League goals this season, he has been a crucial member of the squad and we hope he will be able to pick up a second Chelsea winner’s medal in Baku later this month to accompany last season’s FA Cup win.”
The veteran forward has netted a total of 17 goals in 62 appearances across all competitions since he joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018.
Giroud has been firing on all cylinders in the Europa league this season, finding the net 10 times in only 13 outings as well as providing three assists.
The Frenchman remains the competition’s joint top scorer in the Europa league this term and is the first ever Chelsea player to reach double figures for goals in a single season of European football.