Ex-Barca striker makes personal Drogba transfer plea

Published Add your comment

Football News

Samuel Eto'o has issued a personal transfer plea to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, according to reports in Russia.

The Anzhi Makhachkala hitman is eager for his 'close friend' to join, forming a partnership alongside him for the first time in their illustrious careers.

33-year-old Drogba is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer, and whilst the Ivorian has stated a willingness to spend his final years at Chelsea, the offer of a one-year contract extension is not thought to appeal.

A chance to cash-in with the mega rich Anzhi, who made Eto'o the highest-paid player in the world with a £350,000 a week deal, must also appeal to the veteran as he enters the later stages of his career.

Russian daily newspaper Sport Soviesti is claiming the Cameroonian international has been in contact with the Blues forward already, although with a number of potential suitors Drogba is not likely to be short of options come May.

The powerhouse has enjoyed seven successful years with Chelsea already, becoming a firm-favourite with the fans in west London following his £24 million arrival from Marseille.

His recent performances under Andre Villas-Boas have also shown that he still has plenty to offer Chelsea despite his advancing years, although a decision on his future is far from confirmed just yet.

Didier Drogba
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again