Olivier Giroud Joins AC Milan On a 2-Year Deal, To Wear No.9 Shirt At The Club

Olivier Giroud Joins AC Milan On a 2-Year Deal, To Wear No.9 Shirt At The Club

  • Olivier Giroud has today completed a permanent transfer to AC Milan from Premier League club Chelsea
  • The Frenchman’s move to Italy’s Serie A brings to an end his three-and-half-year stay at Stamford Bridge
  • Giroud, who joined AC Milan on a 2-year deal worth €2m, bagged 39 goals in 119 appearances with the club

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AC Milan have announced the signing of Olivier Giroud on a permanent transfer from Chelsea.

The former Chelsea striker joins the club after a deal of €2 million was reached.

Olivier Giroud joins AC Milan on a 2-year deal, to wear no.9 shirt
Olivier Giroud will the wear no.9 shirt at AC Milan after joining the club on a 2-year deal. Photo: AC MIlan
Source: Twitter

According to the report on AC Milan website, Giroud will be wearing the number 9 jersey at the club.

His move to Italy brings to an end his three-and-half-year stay at Stamford Bridge, a report on Chelsea website explains.

Giroud won the FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League during his time as a Chelsea player.

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The French striker departs Chelsea with 119 appearances, 59 of them coming as a substitute, and 39 goals to his name.

Giroud sends a heartfelt message to Chelsea and their fans

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Olivier Giroud has sent a heartfelt message to fans and staff of Chelsea football club as he joins Serie A giants AC Milan.

The 34-year old World Cup winner has signed a two-year deal with AC Milan, and is already in Italy.

Giroud took to Twitter to confirm that indeed he was leaving Chelsea, saying he was leaving the club “with a happy heart”.

"To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments," he wrote.
“Our victories in FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League have been magnificent," he added.

Giroud’s exit from Chelsea came as a bit of a surprise, especially because he only signed a contract extension last month.

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He initially joined Chelsea from Arsenal for a fee of £18m in January 2018.

Giroud was also involved in France’s disappointing Euro 2020 campaign where they were knocked out by Switzerland in the last 16 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in regulation time.

The Frenchman becomes the second player to join AC Milan from Chelsea after the Serie A giants signed Fikayo Tomori for £25m after a six-month loan spell in Milan.

They finished second in Serie A last season, which secured a return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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