Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet believes that a statue outside Stamford Bridge would be a fitting way to pay tribute to the efforts of Didier Drogba during his time at the club.

The Ivorian international confirmed at the start of the week that he’s to leave west London this summer, bringing an end to eight-years of success in the Roman Abramovich-era.

Drogba’s spell with Chelsea culminated in the Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, scoring an 88th minute equaliser to send the match into extra-time and then the winning penalty in a nail-biting shootout.

With 157 goals in 341 total games, Drogba sits fourth on the list of all-time Chelsea goalscorers, and Poyet was in no doubt that he’s up there with some of the club’s biggest names in history.

In an exclusive interview with GiveMeFootball, Poyet said: “He deserves the very best (Drogba). I’ve said before that they should start building statues outside Stamford Bridge!

“Probably Gianfranco Zola would be number one, but Didier Drogba another because he’s been outstanding, and we need to thank him for everything he’s done for the football club.”

Poyet was speaking at Wentworth golf club during the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am event, which also featured Zola and Roberto Di Matteo.

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