Giroud demands for more playing time at Chelsea

Olivier Giroud has demanded a more important role in order to stay at Chelsea next season.  He is one of a number of players whose futures remain uncertain.

Chelsea has the option to extend the 32 year old’s deal by another year, but the striker has now revealed he has been approached by other clubs though the priority is Chelsea.

The France international believes he deserves a bigger role at Stamford Bridge if he is to stay at the club beyond this season

Olivier Giroud is not shying away from feeling “very frustrated” about playing back-up at Chelsea and demanded a more important role if he stays.

Giroud arrived at Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2017, but he has since gone on to make just 13 Premier League starts for the Stamford Bridge club.

They can exercise an option to extend his contract by one season but have not told him if they will do so. The club’s situation is complicated by an appeal against a transfer ban imposed until January 2020.

He initially found himself playing second place to Alvaro Morata, and although the Spaniard departed earlier this year, Gonzalo Higuain was brought in and Giroud has remained a peripheral figure despite the Argentinian failing to impress.

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