The Blues triggered a one-year postponement in the Frenchman’s deal, but he hinted that the transfer to San Siro was not dead
Olivier Giroud hinted that he could also leave Chelsea for AC Milan.
On Friday, the Blues announced that they had chosen the option to extend his contract by one year.
This was unexpected because people thought Giroud was destined to play for the Serie A team, but the experienced killer hinted that a transfer could still happen.
what did he say?
“I want to make it clear that Chelsea reactivated the clause in April and they recently announced that it complies with the Premier League rules,” he said when asked if the extension changed his desire to leave.
“Remember I like [Milan legends] Marco Van Basten and Andrei Shevchenko.
“Milan is a big club and one of the greatest teams in Europe. However, today, I will not talk about my future in the club because I focus on the French team and the upcoming European Cup.”
Benzema Competition Giroud
Giroud’s current focus is the Euro 2020, where he will compete with Karim Benzema for the starting position.
“It’s normal for the media to be enthusiastic about Benzema’s return because he is an extra weapon,” he said. “It’s part of the game. But those who support me know that I’m here to play my part. Make too much noise. I am doing my job, I fully support the team, I have no doubts, no sadness, I am calm. “
Of course, Benzema once compared Giroud to a kart, even though the 34-year-old said it was in the past.
“We didn’t have a chance to discuss it, maybe it will happen, it makes me smile,” he said. “I have no resentment about it. If we win the European Cup, I will invite him to the karting track.
“Deschamps did not warn me of Karim’s return. He was the only one who made the decision. He did not ask my opinion. There is nothing to add.”
French goal record
At the same time, Giroud is chasing the 51-point French historical scoring record set by Thierry Henry. He is currently ranked 44 and believes he can beat the great Arsenal.
“I think it is possible,” he said. “I am hardworking and ambitious. I will do everything I can to achieve my goals, but this will never harm the collective. I am selfless and it will not bother me.”