Didier Drogba has decided to call time on his Galatasaray career confirming that he has decided to leave the Turkish giants when his contract expires at the end of June.
The Daily Mail reports that Galatasaray are reported to be ready to offer the Ivorian another one year deal, but it is highly unlikely that the deal would be feasible.
However, Drogba could be back to Premier League with Chelsea set to move for the striker offering him a player-plus-coach role under Jose Mourinho. Although Serie A champions Juventus and Liverpool are also monitoring the player’s situation.
Drogba signed for Galatasaray from Shanghai Shenhua in 2013 on a one-and-a-half year deal for a staggering €4million-per-year and a signing on fee worth the same amount.
Talking to Galatasaray’s official TV station,the 36-year-old said: ”Galatasaray will always be in my heart. I’m proud to have represented this team.
“I didn’t come here for money. If I wanted money I would have stayed at China. I came to Turkey to play football, to feel the passion again. Scoring against Fenerbahce and Besiktas, I think I gave some happiness to our fans.”
He further added: ”Jose Mourinho and Wesley Sneijder had a big impact on my decision to sign.Jose said to me ‘if Wesley is going then you should go too’,so I came.”
Premier League giants, Chelsea look set to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid for £32 million with Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba on the departure list at Stamford Bridge.
The Ivorian frontman has 14 goals in 36 matches in 2013-14 for Galatasaray, and would be instrumental if considered as a back-up striker to the Chelsea squad, bringing experience to a youthful team after spending eight successful seasons with Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, scoring 157 goals in 341 matches.
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