After surprise rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona in the summer, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said that he is unsure of the origin of the rumours.
The former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba recently revealed that he would be departing the London club after eight years. He is regarded as one of the best players in the history of Chelsea football club, which is quite an achievement after signing for the club for a record fee of £ 24 million back in 2004. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the Ivorian has won every major trophy with the club including the Champions League.
He recently revealed that he would be moving to the Chinese football league by signing for the Shanghai Shenhua. A deal with the Chinese club, which is rumoured to be around £ 220,000 per week, was signed only last week, but Didier Drogba has recently been spotted in Barcelona with a number of club officials.
This has led to rumours stating that Didier Drogba would be allowed to sign for Barcelona for only one season before returning to Shanghai Shenhua. Drogba’s spokesman, though, has denied such allegations by saying that his client will only play for Shanghai Shenhua in the next two seasons.
“Drogba to Barca story complete nonsense. As we told you he joins Shanghai in July,” said the agent of Didier Drogba. “I don’t know anything about Drogba. If he is in Barcelona, he is on holiday. It has nothing to do with Barca,” said the Barcelona President Sandro Rosell in response to the rumours linking the former Chelsea striker with a move to the Camp Nou.
The 34-year-old scored the winning goal in the first leg of the Barcelona and Chelsea encounter, which was largely responsible for eliminating the defending champions from the competition last season, but has now moved on because Di Matteo named Fernando Torres as his first choice striker.