France worldwide striker Olivier Giroud has joined Italian Serie A aspect AC Milan from Champions League winner Chelsea, each golf equipment introduced on Saturday.
Milan didn’t specify the switch charge or the size of the contract however British media reported that the membership would pay round a million euros ($1.2 million) for the participant, who is predicted to signal a two-year deal.
Official Statement: @_OlivierGiroud_ ➡ https://t.co/yIFnb4fswv
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 17, 2021
World Cup-winner Giroud scored 39 targets in 119 video games in all competitions for Chelsea and helped the London outfit declare the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup since becoming a member of them from Arsenal in 2018.
The 34-year outdated thanked Chelsea’s followers, gamers and coaches for “special moments” earlier than his change away from the Premier League membership.
“To all the Blues, to my team mates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments,” Giroud tweeted.
“I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent.”
90 – @_OlivierGiroud_ departs the Premier League with the second-most targets in its place (21), the eighth-most headed targets (32), and the third-most targets of any Frenchman (90). AuRevoir. pic.twitter.com/5PCoiY5LpR
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 17, 2021
The 34-year-old joined Chelsea from Arsenal for a reported GBP 18 million (USD 24.79 million) in January 2018 and had a yr left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
He began solely eight Premier League video games for Chelsea final season following the arrival of German forwards Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
He was a part of France’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign the place the world champion was knocked out by Switzerland within the last-16.
Sky Sports earlier stated Giroud had arrived at Milan’s La Madonnina clinic on Friday to endure a medical.
In June, Milan signed Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori on a everlasting switch after the defender spent the second half of the 2020-21 season with the Italian aspect on mortgage.
Milan, which completed second in Serie A final season, begins its 2021-22 league marketing campaign away to Sampdoria on August 22.