It may have taken longer than expected, but in the end Olivier Giroud will join AC Milan in the coming days, as per a report.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes that the Rossoneri have in fact struck a deal with Chelsea who will receive a small compensation of €1m plus €1m in potential bonuses from Milan. Stefano Pioli will finally have his deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Giroud will arrive to help mentor a young group along.
The Frenchman will arrive in Milan tomorrow evening, while on Friday morning the medical tests and the signing of the contract are scheduled. Giroud’s program then includes a trip to Milanello to meet Pioli and his new team-mates, but he will not fully join the group until 26 July along with Mike Maignan, as both were at the Euros with France.
Milan have always been Giroud’s first choice, and the 34-year-old has pushed hard for his transfer to Milanello in recent weeks. Now, he will sign a two-year deal worth €3m net per season, with the option of extending the relationship for another season.