Rome, Jul 17 (EFE).- French forward Olivier Giroud has left Chelsea to join AC Milan on a two-year contract, the Serie A team announced on Saturday.
The 34-year-old will wear shirt No. 9, the club said in a statement.
Giroud made his way through Grenoble’s youth system to the first team, making his debut as a professional in 2005.
Following brief stints at Istres and Tours, he joined Montpellier where he won Ligue 1 in the 2011-2012 season.
In 2012, he moved to Arsenal for a six-year spell before joining Chelsea, where he won the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup.
Giroud, who was part of the French team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, bid farewell to Chelsea’s fans.
“To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments,” the Frenchman wrote to his Twitter account.
“I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in Fa Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent,” he added. EFE