Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he thinks his short and long term future will be in England amid links over a potential move away from the club.
Back in the January transfer window the Frenchman appeared close to leaving the Premier League side with Chelsea and Lazio both showing a keen interest in signing him.
Reports in the Italian media in recent weeks have suggested that Inter could well go back in for the experienced former Montpellier striker, who is under contract with Chelsea until the end of next season.
“The first half of the season was tough if I’m honest. That is why I wanted to leave in January. I was no longer happy, but Lampard wanted to see me and showed his trust in me,” Giroud explained in an interview with French sports broadcaster Infosport+, in an interview earlier on today.
“I try to repay him on the field and this has happened quite often since mid-February. When I am a starter, I am often decisive. I have never thought for a second about stopping.”
He then proceeded to discuss his future and where he thinks that will be.
“As long as I can give the team something, I will continue for several years. Now my short and long term future is in England. You know that in football everything goes very fast and you never know but I see myself here.”
This season the 33-year-old, who was part of France’s 2018 World Cup winning side, has made 22 appearances across all competitions to date. In his time on the park, he has scored nine goals.