Olivier Giroud will sign his contract with Milan shortly, having completed his medical tests with the club earlier today. Finally, therefore, we can put an end to the rumours and treat the Frenchman as a Rossoneri player.
Milan will pay €1m plus an additional €1m in bonuses to Chelsea, who extended Giroud’s contract for one more year to get something from his exit. The striker will earn €3.5m per year and will sign a two-year deal with the club.
As highlighted by today’s edition of Corriere Della Sera (via MilanNews), Paolo Maldini was always looking for an experienced striker on the market. He also wanted someone who knows what it means to win, so Giroud was the perfect profile.
Then, of course, the Rossoneri really needed a deputy for Ibrahimovic so the three reasons behind the signing were very clear. This upcoming season, Giroud is expected to be an important player for the club.