Chelsea transfer news: Olivier Giroud signs contract extension with Blues

The France striker has enjoyed a productive spell at Stamford Bridge since joining in January 2018 and is the joint-top scorer in the Europa League this season

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 21 May 2019 13:14 BST
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Olivier Giroud has signed a contract extension at Chelsea until 2020.

The French striker joined the Blues in January 2018 and has enjoyed success at Stamford Bridge, scoring 17 goals in 62 matches.

The top scorer in this season's Europa League, with 10, Giroud revealed his delight at committing his future to the club ahead of the Europa League final against his former club Arsenal.

He said: "I am very happy to sign a new contract. I really wanted to stay at least one more year.

"I have felt a part of the team, the family, since the beginning and hopefully there will be more trophies to come."

While Blues director Marina Granovskaia hailed Giroud's positive contribution since joining the club.

She said: "We are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season.

Giroud has extended his deal at Chelsea

"Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.

"Whether it is his unselfish link-up play or his 10 Europa League goals this season, he has been a crucial member of the squad and we hope he will be able to pick up a second Chelsea winner’s medal in Baku later this month to accompany last season’s FA Cup win."

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