Olivier Giroud reveals new extension clause in Chelsea contract
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed there is another option in his contract which would see the Frenchman extend his stay at the club for another 12 months.
Giroud was expected to leave Stamford Bridge in January 2020, only for the Blues to trigger a clause that was previously unknown outside the club and keep him on the books for a bit longer.
With Giroud now enjoying more minutes at Chelsea, talks about a potential exit in January are back, but the 34-year-old has admitted he doesn’t see himself going anywhere in the winter window.
“My career, in the short term, I see it at Chelsea,” he told Dauphine Libere. “Now we know that things are going fast in football, both for the good and the bad. I want to keep my head clear and focus on the pitch. I come to the end of my contract at Chelsea in June, although we have the option of another year.
“We will come back to things at the end of the year. But, once again, I have the ambition to win something with Chelsea this season because I have a lot of hope thanks to the quality of our team. “
In terms of potential suitors for Giroud, Atletico Madrid have been linked recently but most of the rumors revolve around a possible move to Juventus.
Manager Andrea Pirlo recently admitted to DAZN (via Football Italia) that he would like to have Giroud on his squad, and the story got out of hand to the point that the Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur claimed Juventus have already filed an official candidacy.
Konur says Giroud is “satisfied” with Juventus’ interest, despite the Frenchman just admitting he wants to stay at Chelsea at least until the rest of the season.
In a throwback, Corriere dello Sport say Juventus know Giroud’s signing will be extremely difficult and they are already on the lookout for potential alternatives, so it really doesn’t look like there is much going on. -things to do.
Giroud has made 15 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions and has racked up an impressive nine goals, including three in his last four Premier League outings, so it’s not hard to see why Frank Lampard wants to keep him.
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