Most Chelsea fans are purring over Olivier Giroud’s recent comments targeting a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
In an exclusive with the Evening Standard, the French World Cup winner said he wants to extend his time in London after a dramatic change in his fortunes.
When asked if he would like to sign a new deal with the Blues, Giroud said: “Yes. Yes. Yeah, of course.”
“There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two (or) three nice seasons in front of me. It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes.”
Despite losing his place in the starting line-up to first-choice striker Tammy Abraham, the 33-year-old is still open to a new deal and would welcome a stay at the Bridge.
Giroud went on to add he enjoys a healthy rivalry with the England international, saying “I don’t know how long Tammy will be out for, to be honest. When he comes back, I will need him to be ready and then we can have a good competition again, which will be good for the team.”
The French international has won the Europa League and the FA Cup during his time at the club. He has netted 20 goals and provided 13 assists for Chelsea in all competitions and is currently valued at £8.1 million (Transfermarkt).
Giroud was close to reuniting with former Blues boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan during the January transfer window but Chelsea couldn’t sign a suitable replacement.
Take a look at some of the best responses on Twitter…
He deserve it
— Deyan Ivanov (@Duckata) March 6, 2020
Giving Giroud a year extension is a sound idea. If you think we'd have 3 starting strikers on the bench, you are dreaming.
He will go to Euros, after that he should retire from int'l football cos I don't think he'll make the world cup.
Dembele – Abraham – Giroud isn't bad.
— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) March 6, 2020
Absolutely 100% without a doubt, best sub striker in the league.
— WeAreChels (@chels_we) March 6, 2020
Give him Willians contract
— 2020×10 (@2020×10) March 6, 2020
I think we should give him if we keep 3 strikers tbh.
— Billy Gilmour (@BillyGilmourSZN) March 6, 2020
Never seen a guy so happy to sit on bench..
— Blueisthecolor (@CFC_Avinash) March 6, 2020
Backup striker , definitely better than that fraud Michy pic.twitter.com/4gcbBXbT6n
— Dech 💙 (@cfcDech) March 6, 2020
With Ziyech and Telles incoming our Style of play will fit him like a Glove
— Jedan (@jedan_55) March 6, 2020
Chelsea fans, what do you make of Giroud’s latest comments? Should the Blues offer him a new contract extension? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience