MILAN: France international striker Olivier Giroud signed a permanent transfer to AC Milan on Saturday after spending nine years in London with Arsenal and Chelsea.
'Hi Milan fans I'm very proud to have Italian origins and I can't wait to start this exciting adventure with you. I would like to thank Ivan Gazidis who I know for a long time, Paolo Maldini, Frederic Massara and mister Pioli for the welcome. See you soon San Siro,' Giroud wrote on his Facebook page after being unveiled as AC Milan's newest signing.
Earlier, he thanked Chelsea's fans, players and coaches for "special moments" as his switch away from the Premier League club drew closer.
World Cup-winner Giroud scored 39 goals in 119 games in all competitions for Chelsea and helped the London outfit claim the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup since joining them from Arsenal in 2018. Agencies
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