Drogba close to China move

Published -1 Comments

Football News

Didier Drogba has agreed 'in principle' to join Shanghai Shenhua this summer, according to reports in China.

The 34-year-old will leave Chelsea as a free agent at the end of this month after deciding against extending his stay with the Blues by another season.

According to the official Oriental Morning Post, Drogba will now move to China with an agreement between his representatives and Shenhua having been reached over a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Ivorian striker will become the highest paid player in China when he puts pen to paper, with Drogba's salary expected to be in the region of £200,000-per-week.

Drogba leaves Chelsea after eight years, and as one of the Stamford Bridge club's all-time great players, particularly following his contribution in the final of the Champions League last month.

An announcement regarding Drogba's future is expected to be made in the next week or so, and the former Marseille forward says he is set for an 'interesting' adventure.

"The next step is going to be an interesting one and I think soon I'm going to announce it," Drogba said on a promotional trip to India.

"For now, I'll just ask you to wait a few moments."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

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

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

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again