Olivier Giroud has joined AC Milan for an undisclosed payment from Chelsea.
The France striker, who scored 39 objectives in 119 look for the Blues, received the Champions League, Europa League and an FA Cup throughout his three-and-a-half-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Nevertheless, his enjoying time was restricted underneath Thomas Tuchel with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz usually chosen forward of him final season.
Now, Giroud might kind a formidable assault with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who’s recovering from a knee damage.
Notably, the 34-year-old has been given the ‘cursed’ No.9 shirt at AC Milan.
The quantity has been worn by prolific strikers corresponding to Gonzalo Higuain, Luiz Adriano, Fernando Torres and extra since AC Milan legend Filippo Inzaghi left the membership in 2012.
The Italian was the final striker to often rating whereas sporting the No.9 for AC Milan.
The No.9 ‘curse’ since Filippo Inzaghi’s retirement
Alexandre Pato: 2 objectives in 7 appearances
Alessandro Matri: 1 aim in 18 appearances
Fernando Torres: 1 aim in 10 appearances
Mattia Destro: three objectives in 15 appearances
Luiz Adriano: 6 objectives in 29 appearances
Gianluca Lapadula: eight objectives in 29 appearances
Andre Silva: 10 objectives in 40 appearances
Gonzalo Higuain: eight objectives in 22 appearances
Krzysztof Piatek: 5 objectives in 20 appearances
Since then, NINE forwards have struggled for kind with the long-lasting quantity on the again of their shirts.
Torres scored simply as soon as in 10 matches, Higuain netted eight in 20, whereas its most up-to-date occupier Krzysztof Piatek managed simply 5 in 20.
Giroud will look to assist AC Milan’s title problem after they completed second and 12 factors behind rivals Inter final season.