Tottenham reportedly want to sign Burnley speed machine Maxwel Cornet – a player that once said he idolises Didier Drogba. Burnley have been relegated, and Cornet has a release clause worth a bargain £15 million. Cornet, 25, was one of the rare shining lights at Burnley during the 2021-22 season. While the Clarets were relegated on the final day, Cornet finished the campaign with nine goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
Steve Walsh is no household name himself but he has found plenty of them, with the talent-spotter discovering N’Golo Kante, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and many more throughout his incredible career. Once labelled “most important influential person in the Premier League” by Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Chelsea and Leicester City scout also recommended Erling Haaland to Everton when the the teenage Molde striker would have cost just €4 million.
Walsh first made his name as an ace talent-spotter at Chelsea where he scouted Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and Gianfranco Zola for the club. But the mind-blowing work Walsh did as head of recruitment at Leicester, where he helped build the Premier League-winning squad of 2015/16, truly shone a light on his unique skills. Continue reading ” MEET THE SCOUT WHO DISCOVERED DROGBA, VARDY, KANTE, AND HAALAND”
Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has equalled the record of Didier Drogba in the Champions League knockout stages after he found the back of the net during the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League semifinal first leg encounter which was played at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Senegalese international Mane was able to equal the record set by Didier Drogba for the most goals scored by an African in the knockout stages as far as Champions League football is concerned. He equalled the record of 14 goals by scoring the second goal ten minutes into the second half. Liverpool hadtaken the lead two minutes earlier through the own goal from PervisEstupinan off the cross from club skipper Jordan Henderson.
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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is certain that Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker KylianMbappe is indispensable in any team on the European football stage. Didier Drogba talked extensively about Mbappe in a chat withmedia outlet Canal Champions Club. The ex-Marseille and Galatasaraystriker revealed his admiration for Mbappeduring the interview before adding some advice for the player regarding his future. Mbappe has a few months remaining on his contract at PSG and he has been strongly linked with a free transfer move to Real Madrid, but PSG are keen for the player to extend his stay at the club.
On Mbappe, Didier Drogba said that the Frenchman is indispensable irrespective of the team he settles for in the new season. According to him, Mbappe is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world and that all clubs want Mbappe in their respective teams. Speaking further, Drogba said that Mbappehas shown this season that he’s ready to take the lead in a team. Continue reading “MBAPPE IS INDISPENSABLE – DROGBA”
The Premier League duo of Arsenal and Manchester United are keen to sign French international striker Moussa Dembele from Lyon when the summer transfer window reopens in the coming months according to the latest reports coming out of the French media. The specific report from Foot Mercato stated that Manchester United and Arsenal could go head-to-head for Dembele who has been compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. The former Fulham and Celtic star was compared to Didier Drogba due to the similarities in their playing style. Ex-Marseille, Galatasaray and Chelsea hitman Drogba was renowned for his physical attributes during his playing days and the aforementioned Dembele is also a physical striker.
Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba will have to wait once again to know whether he will be able to contest for the Ivory Coast football federation (FIF) elections after they were postponed. The Chelsea legend is bidding to become the Ivory Coast football federation president.
The elections were originally planned for September 2020, but ongoing issues with the eligibility of candidates including Didier Drogba have delayed the process for 18 months. The last date set for the elections was March 23 before the latest postponement. As things stand, a new election date has not been fixed. Continue reading “FIF ELECTIONS: DROGBA TO WAIT AGAIN”
Premier League side Crystal Palace have been seriously linked with a move for highly rated Marseille striker BambaDieng. The Palace interest in the Senegalese international labelled the new Didier Drogba was revealed by French publication La Provence as it was revealed that several Premier League teams are on his trail.
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Sports philanthropist Noah Dallaji has revealed that Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will visit Nigeria in June 2022. It would be his first visit to the West African nation and in the company of other stars including Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
Continue reading “DROGBA, RONALDO EXPECTED IN NIGERIA SOON”
Manchester United summer signing Jadon Sancho has admitted that he supported Premier League rivals Chelsea while he was growing up and that Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba was one of his idols.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been a consistent source of goals since he returned to Manchester United this summer. The Portuguese attackerrecently matched the record of Didier Drogba as the oldest player to score a goal and an assist in the Premier League.
Continue reading “HOW RONALDO MATCHED DROGBA’S RECORD REVEALED”