Veteran striker of France national team, Olivier Giroud, was rumored to be planning to leave Chelsea in the summer transfer market this year, with French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille believed to be the former Arsenal player’s destination. However, the news was denied by Giroud, it also confirmed by this 32-year-old player that he had absolutely no plans to leave Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea in the winter transfer window last January, as was the agreement between the Blues and Arsenal. From the beginning, Giroud was not lined up to be Chelsea’s main attacker, he was believed to be only a temporary solution to the blunt performance of Alvaro Morata who also happened to be pulling over due to injury.
With the fact that Morata has recovered from injury, Giroud must return to share a place in the Blues’ first team. So it’s natural, when the issue of his move from Stamford Bridge is often heard in the transfer market last summer. In fact, the French Ligue 1 giants, Olympique De Marseille are ready to make up for the French National Team player from Chelsea.
Giroud did not leave Stamford Bridge until the transfer window closed. He even became the mainstay of the new coach, Maurizio Sarri on the front lines, following the performance of Alvaro Morata who did not go to Moncer.
Regarding the issue of leaving, which had involved his name, Giroud strongly denied. The person in question even admitted that he had never planned to leave Chelsea at all, and that the offer from Marseille was just media gossip.
“Bid from Marseille? No, not as far as many media claim. There were contacts in the past year, but nothing really concrete this summer. I also at that time just moved to Chelsea and not the right time for me to pack my bag, after three months joining a new club. Besides, for me Chelsea is the top club in England.”