EPL: Chelsea striker signs one-year contract extension

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Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has signed a new one-year contract extension to spend another one more year at Stamford Bridge.

The former Arsenal striker joined Chelsea in January 2018, and has scored 17 goals in 62 appearances for the club.

Giroud has 10 goals from the Europa League this season becoming the first ever Chelsea player to reach double figures in a single season of European football.

After penning down his new deal, the 32 year-old World Cup winner expressed joy noting he has always wanted to play for the club;

”I am very happy to sign a new contract,” Giroud said on the Chelsea website.

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”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.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: We are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season.

”Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.

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