Oliver Giroud has completed a permanent transfer to AC Milan from Chelsea. However, the clubs involved did not disclose the transfer fee of the deal. Although the veteran striker played a very crucial role in some of Chelsea’s proudest moments, he was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph under Thomas Tuchel.
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The French international underwent a medical in the AC Milan facilities on Friday.
On signing for AC Milan, Giroud said: “My ambition is to win some trophies.
“That’s why I am playing football. I am a competitor and I want to win again and again.”
On Friday, Giroud thanked Chelsea’s fans, players and coaches for “special moments”.
“To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments,” Giroud said on Twitter. “I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent.” he further added.
Oliver Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal for £18m in January 2018. He then won the FA Cup, Europa League and most recently the Champions League in May during his spell with the Blues. Giroud scored a total of 39 goals in 119 appearances for Chelsea, including 11 last season.
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