ESPN beforehand reported that the 34-year-old had been eager on a transfer to Italy after turning down a 12-month contract extension with the London membership in June.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 17, 2021
On Friday, Giroud thanked Chelsea’s followers, gamers and coaches for “particular moments” as his change away from the Premier League membership drew nearer, with British media reporting Italian facet AC Milan could be his subsequent group.
“To all of the Blues, to my group mates, to all my coaches, to the entire membership, an enormous thanks for these particular moments,” Giroud mentioned on Twitter. “I am beginning a brand new journey with a lightweight and completely happy coronary heart. Our victories within the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent.”
The France worldwide moved to Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and scored 39 targets in 119 appearances for the membership. Giroud additionally received an FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League in his three years at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud was a World Cup winner with France in 2018 and a part of the facet which was knocked out of Euro 2020 on the round-of-16 stage by Switzerland on penalties.
Milan, who completed second in Serie A final season, start their 2021-22 league marketing campaign away to Sampdoria on Aug. 22.