Report: £110k per-week ace could extend his Chelsea contract that expires this summer

Olivier Giroud may well consider extending his current contract at Chelsea beyond this summer, according to The Athletic.

Sources state that the experienced Frenchman has not ruled out prolonging his stay at Stamford Bridge for another year.

Giroud’s deal is set to expire in June and would be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer.

Few could argue if the 34-year-old wanted to depart Chelsea after three seasons of admirable service.

Chelsea’s £110,00 per-week (Spotrac) forward has scored some big goals in big matches for the Blues since signing from Arsenal in 2018.  

He again proved his quality and worth in Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid last night.

His acrobatic finish to seal the win defied his age but not his class.

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He is now Chelsea’s second top scorer in 2020/21 with 11, behind Tammy Abraham, who is on 12.

These important moments on the pitch have been appreciated by his teammates off it.

The Athletic stated that Giroud is a popular member of the Chelsea squad.

They admire his effort in training and the way he offers support from the side-lines even when he’s not playing.

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Which has unfortunately occurred more often than the World Cup winner would’ve liked.

Prior to yesterday’s match, Giroud had only started ten games all term.

These chances would certainly become even more limited if Chelsea did manage to land Erling Haaland.

But based on current form, Chelsea might want to reconsider letting Giroud go so soon.

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As Rio Ferdinand once wisely said: ‘Get the contract out, put it on the table. Let him sign it.’

That’s exactly what I’d do to Giroud if I was the Chelsea board.

I still think he’s Chelsea’s best option up front and I’ve seen nothing to disprove this. He can stay for as long as he wants in my eyes.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.