Chelsea has officially announced that both Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero have signed contract extensions at the club until 2021.
Both Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero have committed their futures to Chelsea until at least the end of the 2020/21 season.
Giroud’s future a the club has been shrouded in doubt. The French World Cup winner has been primarily a bit-part player under new boss Frank Lampard.
It now appears he has been convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
Lampard told the club’s official website about the extension:
“Since I have been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general.”
“He has great qualities to help the squad both on and off the pitch.”
“Not only with his talent but with the example, he sets every day and the experience he brings to our young squad.”
“I am very pleased that will continue next season.”
The club also confirmed that back up keeper Willy Caballero had also committed to the club for another year.
Caballero has played primarily as back up to the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.
However, after a dip in form from the Spaniard, the former City man got a run of games in the first team and proved his worth.
He shared his joy of a new deal with the clubs official website, saying:
“I want to thank my team-mates for helping me to be my best and I want to thank the boss and the club for extending my contract.”
“I’m sure they will continue to demand the maximum from me and I will compete with the same energy as always. I am very happy.”
This may be a sign that Chelsea is preparing to invest heavily in very specific areas of the team. With funds set to limited following the lockdown, they may be making use of cheaper pre-existing players in certain areas of the squad.