Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal on an 18-month deal with the option of a year’s extension.
Giroud said: ‘Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years. It’s a massive club and I am proud to sign for Chelsea, and I’m looking forward to playing.’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Olivier is a proven talent at the top level and we are very pleased to call him a Chelsea player.
‘He has scored goals regularly throughout his career and is well accustomed to English football and the Premier League. We are sure he will be a fantastic signing.’
As per Guillem Balague, Chelsea paid £21m plus £3m of adds on for the deal.
So #AFC has managed to sell a player how will be 32 years old in the summer for £21m plus £3m of adds on. It sounds to me like a clever piece of business again. And if they add one last player before the deadline…
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 31, 2018
The 31-year-old will wear the number 18 shirt.