Didier Drogba offered $1 million to play for Atletico Madrid's Indian franchise

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Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been offered $1 million by Atletico Madrid to play for the club's Indian franchise Atletico de Kolkata.

The London Evening Standard are reporting that the forward has been offered a four-month deal to play for the Indian Super League club later in the year.

Reports suggest the Madrid club will pay the 37-year-old the one off fee plus an unspecified bonus, along with his costs of travel so he can train with the Indian champions in August before the season kicks off in October.


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Following high profile moves to America for Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, Drogba had been linked heavily with a move to the MLS, specifically Chicago Fire, with the club saying they are 'waiting on an answer.'

However, this offer from Atletico may convince him to complete the short stint in Asia and follow in the footsteps of Roberto Carlos and Nicolas Anelka, who are already there undetaking player coach roles at their respective clubs.

The Ivorian will be remembered as a legend at the Bridge following his two stints at the club. He spent nine years at the club and won four Premier League titles, three League Cups, four FA Cups and a Champions League, heading home the equalising goal before converting the crucial penalty against Bayern Munich.

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