Official: World-Cup winning forward signs new one year contract

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Premier League giants Chelsea have extended Olivier Giroud’s contract further one more year, which means France forward will be at Stamford Bridge next campaign.

Giroud had played just five Premier League games in January and was in the last six months of his current deal.

However, after an injury of Tammy Abraham, Giroud has impressed on his return, founding back of the net twice in four Premier Leauge games.

“I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea,” Giroud said.

“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.”

Giroud has joined the Blues from the Gunners back in January 2018 and has made 39 starts and 37 substitutes, founding back of the net 21 times.

It was Giroud who has managed and score the last goal for the Blues, before football was postponed in the Premier League because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a 4-0 victory against Everton.

Blues boss 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.”