Olivier Giroud has extended his contract with Chelsea for another year – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are pleased with the news.
The Blues have confirmed (official website) that the striker’s deal has been extended for the 2019/20 campaign.
His 18-month deal at Stamford Bridge was coming to an end this summer, but he’s now set to be around the club for another year.
“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,” Giroud said, via the official website.
Giroud has 12 goals across all competitions this season and there is still the Europa League final against his former side Arsenal to play on 29 May.
The France international has excelled in the Europa League this campaign, with 10 goals in 13 games during the competition on the road to to the final .
He’s a target man that has struggled for starts under manager Maurizio Sarri in the Premier League, but has played an important role in the season.
His eight assists this campaign too highlights how good he is at bringing teammates into play and he’s perhaps quite underrated.
The 32-year-old will hope that he can play an important first-team role next season and there may be a lot of pressure on him depending on the potential transfer ban.
A selection of Blues fans on social media are glad to see Giroud extend his stay with them and appreciate his contribution.
Here are some Chelsea fans delighted with the Giroud contract news:
💙💙💙💙thanks you Giround standing with us.loving the club in a moment when the ban is going to affect https://t.co/04AjAMHxJG decide to stay with us …love you Lad
— 💙NICHOLAS💙 (@Djnicho3) May 21, 2019
Thursday Night R9
— CFC Daily (@CFCDaily) May 21, 2019
I like giroud, glad he’s here another year, hopefully Tammy comes back and higuain goes
— KENNY 🏆 (@kenny_cfc) May 21, 2019
Actually use him next year!!
— Ollie Weaver (@ollieweaverx_) May 21, 2019
Congrats on signing a new contract,happy that you will be with us next season
— Justine COOPOOSAMY (@JustineCOOPOOS3) May 21, 2019
Brilliant news! 💙 Still offers a lot to the team! #cfc
— Ricky Burford (@RICKY93JB) May 21, 2019
So glad Giroud has signed a new contract! Always puts in a shift whenever he plays #cfc
— Jack Bramley (@jackbramleyy) May 21, 2019