New reports have revealed that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is set to leave the club after agreeing to a deal from the Italian club side Inter Milan. There have been speculations before now that quite a number of clubs in Europe are keen on getting the signature of the 33-year-old French man, clubs like: AS Roma, Seville and Borussia Dortmund.
As a matter of fact, the French man disclosed that he had wanted to exit the English club back in January when the transfer window was still open due to his inability to find good playing time in Chelsea. However, Giroud began to have more playing time when Tammy Abraham suffered an injury earlier this year.
Interestingly, Giroud was able to prove himself to the bosses at Stamford Bridge that he is still a force to reckon within the center of the attack. The Frenchman later revealed that he is happy that he stayed back despite pressure for not not having a good playing time in the club. Giroud explained expressed his happiness for staying back to fight for the starting eleven in Chelsea. His impressive performances especially this season before football activities were interrupted by the pandemic, which has caused Chelsea to negotiate an extension of a contract with the French man.
However, a new report from Italian media outlet Tuttosport, revealed that Olivier Giroud has agreed to a two year deal with Inter Milan with an option to increase it to three if he’s able to impress the Italian club. Giroud whose contract with the Blues is expected to expire at the end of this season has decided to leave the club as a free agent.
Although Inter Milan has made an effort to get the signature of the 2018 World Cup winner in January, Chelsea could not release him because there was no perfect replacement for him. But it seems the time for the Italian club is now.