Giroud prepares his final goodbye

The Frenchman ends his contract this summer and after many comings and goings his future could be in Rome, with whom his agents are already negotiating.


Olivier Giroud could be living his last weeks as a Chelsea player. It is not the first time that this situation has been reached, but the context seems to indicate that it will be the definitive one. The Frenchman ends his contract this summer and, according to the Daily Mail, his agents met last Friday with Roma sports director Tiago Pinto to talk about a possible arrival this summer.

The Frenchman has experienced a roller coaster ride again this season at Stamford Bridge. He started as the third forward of the team but Lampard's preference to put Werner on the left wing and Abraham's irregularity, made Giroud return to the title at the end of the year, but with the arrival of Tuchel, the forward has disappeared from the eleven and almost of the matches, with the exception of his crucial goal in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. In the 11 Premier League games that the German has directed, Giroud has only played 274 minutes, divided into four starts without even having jumped onto the field in his seven substitutions.

To the fourth ... it is the charm

This situation added to Chelsea's intention to sign a forward this summer, they are in the fight for Erling Haaland and interested in the Italian Andrea Belotti, they make Giroud's renewal far from occurring. Already last June, a few days before the contract expired, he renewed his commitment because the pandemic situation did not invite a change of country for his family and in January 2020 he was very close to reaching Inter de Milan but the relationship of Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea manager, with his wife ended up preventing it.

The Giroud soap opera did not end there and the player himself described his situation "as worrying" in November, stating that something had to change "or I will make a decision in January." Finally, that situation changed, with a goal poker against Sevilla in between, and the Frenchman stayed until the end of the season, at which point we are reaching and where the situation seems untenable.Veterancy to accompany Borja Mayoral

Serie A is once again the destination to which rumors lead Giroud. Roma, who already took advantage of a very similar situation last year with Pedro, will go for a forward this summer. The Italians in principle will take over Borja Mayoral officially, paying the 15 million clause included in his assignment, but with the more than possible departure of Dzeko after all the problems with Fonseca, they need to get another 'nine'.

At 34 years old, Giroud would be a player who would bring veterancy to a very young project. Something similar, saving the distances, to Ibra in Milan. The second highest scorer in the history of the French team has scored eleven goals in the 1129 minutes he has played this season, a good performance especially in the Champions League where he has scored six and averages one target every 38 minutes.In this way, he would end his career at Chelsea that began in January 2018 and his adventure in London, where he has been based since 2012 when he was signed by Arsenal. At Stamford Bridge, he has never settled playing 112 games in the three seasons he has been Blue. After many comings and goings and exit rumors in almost all the last transfer windows, everything indicates that this summer will be Giroud's final goodbye. Serie A awaits you.

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