Olivier Giroud, a striker for Chelsea and France, has joined Serie A heavyweights AC Milan, according to both clubs.
Giroud ends his three-year stay with Chelsea, where he won the Europa League, FA Cup, and Champions League. Indeed, he was a key figure in the previous triumph, scoring 11 goals in the process.
Chelsea confirmed the news on their official website. They said in a statement: “Olivier ends his time in London SW6 with 119 appearances, 59 as a sub, and 39 goals to his name, as well as those three trophy wins.
“We thank him greatly for his service and wish him the very best in his future career.”
AC Milan made a similar announcement, revealing that Giroud will wear jersey No. 9 next season.
On Thursday, the footballer said on Twitter:“To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments.
“I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in FA Cup, Europa League and Champions league have been magnificent.”
Giroud’s nine-year stay in England comes to an end with his departure from Chelsea.
Prior to his move across London, he spent five and a half seasons at Arsenal, scoring 105 goals in 253 games.
In 255 appearances in the Premier League, Giroud has scored 90 goals.