The French striker announced Olivier Giroud His departure from Chelsea, and his move to AC Milan, thanking his former colleagues, and the fans of the London club, during the period he spent at the club over the previous years.
Giroud said in a tweet via his personal account on the social networking site “Twitter”: “To all belonging to the Blues, to my fellow players and coaches, to everyone who belongs to the club, thank you very much for the moments spent with you.”
He continued, “I will start a new journey full of hope and happiness. Our previous victories in the FA Cup, the European League, and the Champions League were wonderful.”
On Thursday, Giroud arrived in Milan, to complete his transfer to Milan from Chelsea, with whom he won the Champions League last season.
Giroud, 34, is expected to sign a two-season contract with the Serie A runners-up, who will start his new season against Sampdoria in Genoa..
Milan is back To participate in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, after coach Stefano Pioli’s team finished the Italian League in second place behind its arch-rival Inter, and in front of Atalanta and Juventus, who ceded the title after monopolizing it for nine seasons..
The French striker had reached an agreement with Milan even before Chelsea extended his contract as the Italian league giants were able to secure his transfer after a month of negotiations with the Blues..
Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018, and has 90 goals in 255 Premier League games and scored 39 goals in 119 appearances for the Blues..
To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, and to the entire club, thank you so much for these special moments 🙏🏼
I start a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in the European Cup, the European League and the Champions League have been fantastic. 🤩
I love Oli G 💙. pic.twitter.com/HytVlp0uYx
– Oliver Giroud (@OlivierGiroud_) July 16, 2021
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