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OFFICIAL: Olivier Giroud extends his Chelsea contract until 2021
By Anthony Nwafor

Chelsea Football club has extended the contract of French striker Olivier Giroud, which was due to end this season.
The 33-year-old has had a controversial season at Stamford Bridge, with reports emerging that he wanted a movie to Antonio Conte's Inter Milan.
The striker has ended any speculation by agreeing to extend his contract with the blues and prove his worth.
Before the hiatus to the current season, he's proving himself to be a reliable player scoring goals to help the team and prove to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that he still has much to offer.

After reports emerged thats he will be a Chelsea player beyond 2019/20, Giroud said: ‘I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea. I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates. I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.’

Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘It is clear to the club that Olivier continues to be a player we want in the squad, especially as we maintain the important balance between top-quality experience and the exciting young talent we have available, and his attitude when asked to play a supporting role has been exemplary. He is a proven trophy winner who we hope can help our new generation to become that too.’

Frank Lampard said: ‘Since I have been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general.
‘He has great qualities to help the squad both on and off the pitch, not only with his talent but with the example he sets every day and the experience he brings to our young squad. I am very pleased that will continue next season.’


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