France international striker Olivier Giroud has bade farewell to Chelsea, as his move to AC Milan is almost done.
The 34-year-old Frenchman is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Serie A side.
The Italian club finished second in Serie A last season, securing a return to the Champions League following a seven-year absence.
Taking to social media, the former Arsenal star, penned an emotional farewell post to all Chelsea fans, teammates, and staff.
Giroud expressed his gratitude for winning three trophies, including the Champions League during his time with the club.
“To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. Our victories in the FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League have been magnificent. Love Oli G.”
Arsenal sold Giroud to Chelsea for £18 million in January 2018, six years after signing him from the Ligue 1 side Montpellier for £10.8 million.
During his time with the Gunners, he won three FA Cups to help end Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought. In 180 appearances for the club, he scored 73 across all competitions.
At Chelsea, he scored 39 goals in 119 appearances, winning three major trophies, including the Champions League title in May.
Internationally, Giroud made his senior debut for France in 2011. at 25, and has since earned over 100 caps, including appearing in five major tournaments.
He is his country’s second-highest all-time goalscorer, receiving the Bronze Boot as joint second-highest goalscorer as France finished runner-up at Uefa Euro 2016. He later won the 2018 Fifa World Cup.