Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has finally confirmed that he will not be retiring at the end of the campaign, but he was not sure about staying at Stamford Bridge.
The forward returned to the club last summer on a free transfer. This is his second spell at the club and he has been a bit part player this time around. This is due to the presence of younger strikers like Diego Costa and Loic Remy ahead of him in the pecking order. The 37-year-old, though, has contributed to the team with crucial goals against the likes of Tottenham. In all, he has scored five goals in seven starts for the team with most of his other appearances being as a substitute.
Drogba’s contract runs out at the end of the campaign and there have been suggestions that MLS clubs could be interested in offering him a new deal. The prospect of remaining at Chelsea has not been ruled out, although it could be in a different role. After having won several titles in his first spell, it looks like Drogba will be winning the Premier League and the Capital One Cup with Chelsea this season. Drogba has been starting for the last two matches due to absences of both Costa and Remy.
“I have made a decision, yes. And no, this is not my last season,” said Drogba.“We have to think, we have to speak, we have to know what he wants.We have a lot of talks to do. But it’s not a problem. I don’t know if he wants to. There are people who, during their careers, earn the right and the power to make decisions and not wait for others to make decisions for them. What he did at this club for so many years puts him in a great position,” said Mourinho about Drogba.