Giroud expresses desire to stay at Milan: “The fans have welcomed me very well”

By Mitchell Wilks -

Olivier Giroud has confirmed he is happy in Milan and would like to remain at the club in the near future, expressing his desire to stay at the top for as long as he can.

Giroud signed a two-year contract upon arriving to San Siro from Chelsea last summer and has proven his worth, making 29 appearances in all competitions so far and providing a consistent goal threat, contributing to 12 Serie A goals from just 21 league appearances.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Frenchman shed some light on his future plans: “At Milan I am fine. The fans have welcomed me very well, I have made the most of this opportunity by carving out my space [in the team].

“It’s clear that in the medium term I want to stay at Milan for a while.”

When asked about his future in football, Giroud explained: “I don’t know if I will play until I am forty, but I want to stay at the top as long as my physique allows me”.

Drawing comparisons to teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the 35-year-old stated that they ‘share the same desire and determination to go beyond the limits’ and was complimentary about working alongside the Swede, whom he idolises.

Ibrahimovic has struggled to find a consistent run of games this season, but has still chipped in with eight league goals and two assists.

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