Chelsea star refused to rule out long term stay

The player was impressive against Bournemouth

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee, signing a 18 month contract during the January transfer window. Former manager Antonio Conte prioritized another striker as last summer signing Alvaro Morata struggled to make an impact.

The France International didn’t get much game time during his first few matches but he was eventually ahead of the Spanish striker in the pecking order. He impressed during the short spell, scoring 5 goals and assisting 1 in 18 appearances in all competitions.

The 31 year old helped the Blues to win the FA Cup final against Manchester United as they ended the season on a positive note. It was his 4th FA Cup title as he won 3 with the Gunners before leaving them.

He was selected in the France World Cup squad and helped lead Les Bleus to victory at the World Cup by acting as the focal point in Didier Deschamps’ attack. Though he didn’t score but the manager admitted he was important for the system to click.

The Striker was linked with an exit this summer, with few European clubs showed interest in him. However, he snubbed the chance to join them in order to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud has 1 year left on his contract with the option to extend it by 1 more year. But it has been suggested he could leave when his current deal expires. But the player refused to rule out long term stay.

“I still have one year of contract, plus possibly another year,” he told Canal+’s ‘Telefoot’ programme as quoted by Goal. “The board of the club have been positive in terms of giving me it. I do not know yet, we’ll see how things are in April or May, but I won’t exclude any possibility. We’ll see.”

The Premier League giants have got off to a great start this season, winning all the 4 Premier League fixtures. Though the Frenchman didn’t start any matches, he has made impact coming off the bench.

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