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Ex-Arsenal Striker Open To Lyon Switch

Amuda Segun

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has openly talked about the possibility of leaving England for French Ligue 1 club Lyon at the end of this season.

The former Arsenal striker could leave Chelsea at the end of the current season when his Blues contract expires.

Giroud told Footmercato that a return to France is eye-catching especially Lyon.

The French World Cup winner pointed out that Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas publicly talked about a possible transfer for him as he pointed out that he wants to feel important again.

Olivier Giroud became a Chelsea player in January 2018 after he joined from London rivals Arsenal.

The 32-year-old put pen to paper on an 18-month deal with Chelsea until the summer of 2019 after the Blues paid £18m to secure his signature.

Since his transfer to Chelsea, Giroud has already played second fiddle in the striker’s department.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte used star player Eden Hazard as a false nine at the expense of Giroud last season especially when first choice striker Alvaro Morata was not available and current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri repeated the same thing earlier this season.

Olivier Giroud has rarely enjoyed first-team opportunities since his move to Chelsea except in inferior competitions like the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

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