Olivier Giroud wants Hakim Ziyech to join him at AC Milan
According to the Daily Mail, Olivier Giroud has urged former Chelsea mate Hakim Ziyech to join him at AC Milan. The French veteran recently joined Milan and wants the playmaker to link up with him. He was all praise for his former teammate and wants to play alongside him again.
After three and a half seasons with Chelsea, Olivier Giroud bowed out and made the move to AC Milan. The Serie A giants landed him for a cut-price deal of £855,000 after the French forward had extended his contract with Chelsea. His previous deal was set to end this summer leaving him to be a free agent.
Giroud has already nicked his first goal for his new club as AC Milan took on Nice in a friendly. However, Giroud has now spoken about his former Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech. He was full praise for the struggling Blues’ midfielder and wanted to link up with him again.
“Ziyech is a great player. We have had a great connection even though we have played few games together. He has a top left foot, has experience and he is very good technically. It would be nice to play with him again.”
It has been a difficult debut season for Ziyech. Thomas Tuchel’s arrival somewhat sidelined him as he could not find a place in the new setup. Injuries did little to help as the Moroccan ended his debut Premier League season with just 23 appearances, most of which came from the bench. He managed a return of two goals and three assists.
- Transfer News: Chelsea have inserted £40m buyback clause for Tino Livramento
- Chelsea target Lucas Gourna-Douath set for new contract
- Transfer News: Newcastle United keen on taking Chelsea star Ross Barkley on loan
Despite the struggles, Ziyech remains a quality player as Giroud said. He just needs some time and confidence to get back to his best. Also, it’s highly unlikely that Chelsea let go of Ziyech after just one season. Perhaps our former striker might have to wait for a while longer to link up with Ziyech.
Opponent Watch: Key Man City trio return to training ahead of Chelsea clash
Opponent Watch: Manchester City trio return to training ahead of Chelsea clash According to Football.london, Manchester City are about to...
Pulisic, Werner, Kante- Early Team News as Chelsea prepare to take on Man City this weekend
The latest team news as Chelsea gear up to face Manchester City and maintain their winning run According to football.london, Chelsea...
“It was a difficult story”: Frank Lampard speaks out on offloading 23-year-old ex-Chelsea starlet
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard opens up on offloading Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan Speaking to Coral (h/t Metro), Former Chelsea...
“Huge difference”- Wilfried Zaha tips 21-year-old Chelsea loanee to become a ‘top player’
Wilfried Zaha believes Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher can make it to the top Speaking to talkSPORT (h/t The Metro), Crystal Palace...
Chelsea and France legend credited for 22-year-old Blues starlet’s rapid development
Chelsea legend Claude Makelele credited for Trevoh Chalobah development Speaking to iNews (h/t Football.london), Matt Spiro has revealed the influence...
28-year-old Chelsea defensive star ‘close’ to signing new contract amidst links with Bundesliga giants
Chelsea ‘close’ to agreeing contract with Antonio Rudiger amidst Bayern Munich contact According to BILD (h/t The Metro), Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger could...