EPL: Oliver Giroud Reveals Why He Signed New Contract With Chelsea

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Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club.

Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal.

“I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night.

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“That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it here.

“I want to keep winning trophies, and I want to continue to show Lampard that he can count on me.

“Plus, with the whole coronavirus lockdown situation, I did not feel comfortable with the idea of moving abroad and uprooting my family.

“I think a lot about our quality of life and we have a great setup here.

“I think a lot about my family now.”

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