Juventus-linked Olivier Giroud has recently reiterated his desire to continue his adventures in London after receiving ample game-time over the past few weeks, and he has now revealed that he even has (another) one-year contract extension option, similar to the ones exercised last year and the year before that to extend his stay at Chelsea.
“My career, in the short term, I see it at Chelsea. Now, we know things go quickly in football, both in good and bad ways. I want to keep my head clear and focus on the pitch. I’m coming to the end of my contract at Chelsea in June, even if we have the option of another year.”
“We’ll go over things at the end of the year. But, once again, I have the ambition of winning something with Chelsea this season because I have a lot of hope due to the quality of our squad.”
- Olivier Giroud; source: RMC Sport via Sport Witness
Juventus head coach Andre Pirlo recently confirmed their interest in signing Giroud this month, but Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport reports that the Bianconeri are not very optimistic about landing their primary target.
Giroud has established himself as a vital member of the Chelsea squad, his 9 goals in just 595 minutes have been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise underwhelming campaign so far for the Blues. Giroud is said to be seeking stability before the start of the European Championships in the summer, and it’s thus more likely that Juve will have to turn to one of their backup targets in Fernando Llorente, Graziano Pellè, Leonardo Pavoletti or even Fabio Quagliarella.
And if Giroud is open to the idea of continuing with us for another season, there simply shouldn’t be any decision to make. Just do it!
Mercato #Juve: #Llorente o #Giroud? https://t.co/EsP35picUB— Corriere dello Sport (@CorSport) January 4, 2021