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Didier Drogba signs for Montreal Impact in MLS

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Didier Drogba, 37, signs for MLS side Montreal Impact after recently ending his second spell at Chelsea, following the end of his one year contract.

Over the two spells he played 381, scoring over 150 goals and winning four Barclays Premier League titles.

The Ivory Coast legend managed 105 caps scoring 65 goals, becoming the nation's top scorer and achieving African Footballer of the Year both in 2006 and 2009, also being runner up four times. He follows former team-mate Frank Lampard to the MLS.

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An Honour

Once the signing was confirmed Montreal Impact's president Joey Saputo said on their website: "It's an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact."

He added: "From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal. This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect."

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Designated Player Influx

Drogba will be one of the Designated players at Montreal, meaning he will not be restricted by the MLS salary cap.

He will strengthen a Montreal side who finished bottom of the table last season and currently sit sixth in the table, one place ahead of Frank Lampard's New York City FC.

As well as Lampard, Drogba will likely face Steven Gerrard after he having completed his move to LA Galaxy this summer.

Finally the Club's technical director Adam Braz added: "We are very excited and thrilled to add to our roster a player with an exceptional career. He's demonstrated his qualities as a striker at the highest level in Europe."

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