Didier Drogba has admitted that he could have stayed at Chelsea beyond the 2012 campaign had the club reached an agreement with his agent over the new contract.
After months of speculation, it was finally announced after Chelsea’s Champions League win that Drogba would be bringing his eight-year spell at the club to an end. He has become a legend at the club after helping the blues to numerous titles over this period. He has also plundered 157 goals in just 340 matches. Drogba will be returning to Chelsea for the first time since leaving the club in 2012.
During the recently closed transfer window, there were rumors being spread around concerning the future of Didier Drogba with the Seattle Sounders being the possibility of his next destination of his football career but according to a spokesman of Galatasaray, they have not been informed of anything regarding their player.
The Champions League last 16 draw was completed some weeks ago with Chelsea having to face off against Galatasaray and play against their former star player Didier Drogba who now plays for the Turkish team.
Didier Drogba’s impact with the Chelsea jersey is still being felt today as he is one of the greatest players in the last decade to play for the Premier League club; his last contribution to his former club was during the penalty shootout in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich as he scored the winning goal.
The 35 years old former Chelsea player Didier Drogba expressed his pride as Ivory Coast sealed their qualification for the 2014 World Cup with their 1-1 draw against Senegal and thanks to a convincing 3-1 victory in their 1st leg it was more than enough for Ivory Coast to secure their 3rd straight time.
"It will be the third World Cup in a row for a small country like the Ivory Coast"
Chelsea legend and current Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has been awarded the Golden Foot award for 2013, which was conferred to him at a ceremony in Monaco. The Ivory Coast international and arguably the greatest player produced by a country beat a star studded list of nominees which includes players over the age of 28 years and still playing to win the prestigious award.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not ruled out the possibility of an emotional return for club legend Didier Drogba to the club and has also hinted at a possible coaching role for the Ivorian at the club in the near future after his playing retirement.
The manager of the Ivory Coast national football team, Sabri Lamouchi, has made it clear that Didier Drogba’s international career is not over yet and he will be back playing for the national team soon.
Didier Drogba hasn’t represented his country after the African Nations Cup. There have been reports that he doesn’t have a good tuning with the manager and that’s why, he is out of the team, but, Lamouchi has denied those reports.
The Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has named the former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as his favourite player of all-time. Mourinho and Drogba enjoyed a special relationship even though the pair were together for just a few seasons.
It was the Portuguese manager who brought Drogba to Chelsea for £ 24 million back in 2006. Drogba went on to play for eight seasons for the English club during which time he established himself as one of the best in the world. The 34-year-old is currently playing for the Turkish club Galatasaray after ending his Chinese adventure after just six months.
The CEO of Juventus, Beppe Marotta has choose to remain tightlipped over the possibility of the former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba coming to the club in the January transfer window. The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international is regarded as one of the best players in the world.
The striker of Shanghai Shenhua, Didier Drogba, has said that his tenure at Shanghai Shenhua has been fantastic so far and he is enjoying his time here in China.
Drogba has joined Shenhua this summer after leaving Chelsea. He has performed brilliantly for the club since the start of the season. He has played seven matches so far in the ongoing season and has found the back of the net on five occasions. His presence in the Shenhua squad is also drawing more and more people towards the stadium. The Supporters have turned out in huge numbers in all the home matches of Shenhua so far.