World Cup winner and Lampard announce delight after Chelsea deal officially announced!
Chelsea have confirmed that Olivier Giroud’s contract has been extended for another year, and both the player and Frank Lampard has reacted.
There was even speculation in the media that he was all set to leave the club during the January window, but we were unable to sign a new striker, and Abraham picking up a serious injury, it meant that Lampard needed the Frenchman to stay put until at least the end of the season.
However, just 24 hours after that news broke that we are hoping to seal a deal, we have come out and confirmed that Giroud has agreed a new contract with the club and will not be leaving Stamford Bridge during the summer window.
The Frenchman said on the Chelsea website: “I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea.
“I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my teammates.
“I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”
Boss Frank Lampard added: “Since I have been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general.
“He has great qualities to help the squad both on and off the pitch, not only with his talent but with the example he sets every day and the experience he brings to our young squad.
“I am very pleased that will continue next season.”
Giroud may not be the same striker that he was just a few seasons ago, but guys, he is a valuable member of the squad and we are delighted to see that he has officially agreed to sign up.