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.
His Galatasaray team will be visiting Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the Champions League encounter. There has been a lot of speculation that the Drogba could return to Chelsea in the summer since he is coming to the end of his Galatasaray contract. Mourinho has only increased this speculation by suggesting that the player could return to the club one day, but he failed to speculate in which form. There have been suggestions that Drogba may retire from football at the end of the season and become a coach at Chelsea.
The 36-year-old has revealed that he still owns the place used to live Cobham, as his family continues to reside here.
“Why did I leave Chelsea? I didn’t want to talk about that, but I would have stayed if we could find a satisfactory agreement for both parties. I will live there at the end of my career. My children grew there and like London. I remember at the start I was depressed there, seeing dark sky and night so early every day. The two first seasons I was always saying: I am fed up, I can’t adapt, I want to leave! Finally I held on and there is the result!” said Drogba.