Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has admitted that a move to the MLS may be possible in the future.
The Galatasaray striker spoke candidly in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated about a variety of topics, ranging from Jose Mourinho to his time in China. However, his comments about the MLS are the most intriguing.
While the Ivorian has no intentions of leaving his current club, Drogba conceded that: "If something is going to happen (with an MLS team) it wouldn't be strange."
When probed further about a potential switch to New York, who have a designated player spot available, Drogba added fuel to the fire, stating: "I love New York. The league is even more competitive now.
"I keep on following it. I don’t know, maybe one day it would be another challenge.
"If the time comes and there is a possibility (in MLS), why not?"
These comments are undoubtedly encouraging, and must make anyone involved with the MLS salivate at the prospect of bringing one of the game’s biggest names to America.
Drogba’s contract with Galatasaray expires at the end of this season, leading to much speculation as to where the 2013 Champions League winner will ply his trade in 2014 and beyond.
Drogba believes he has "three more good years at a high level" left in him. If the legend’s beliefs are true, a move to the MLS would be a massive coup as the league attempts grow.
A player of his recognition and fame would certainly draw more fans in, similar to that of David Beckham.
For now, it is all speculation, and only time will tell where the Ivory Coast international will end up.
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