Milan have officially announced the signing of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea, following several weeks of negotiations between the clubs. Now it will be up to the Frenchman to break a certain curse at the club.
As was revealed by the official store already yesterday, Giroud has decided to wear the No.9 shirt with Milan and given its history lately, it’s a bold move. The goal, in addition to doing well, thus seems to be to break the curse.
“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Olivier Jonathan Giroud on a permanent transfer from Chelsea FC. The French striker will be wearing the number 9 jersey,” the statement read.
Milan will pay €1m plus €1m in bonuses to Chelsea and Giroud will earn €3.5m per season for two years, with an option for a third year. The striker will mainly be the deputy for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but it’s also possible that the two will play together in some games.
Giroud will resume his vacation and will be back at Milanello in ten days, on July 26. In other words, he might just be able to take part in a few pre-season friendlies.