Former Chelsea striker and Ivorian captain Didier Drogba has Confirmed his move to China for two and half years.
Former Mersaille striker confirmed his move to China. He won Champions league and F.A cup last season with Chelsea and decided to leave club for new challenge. African star’s two and half years contract is believed to be of 25 million euros. Drogba will partner his former Striking partner at Chelsea Nicolas Anelka.
Announcing his move to Shanghai Shenhua Drogba said.” I am looking forward to a new challenge, to experiencing a new culture, and excited about the new developments in the Chinese Super League. When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans. I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa.”
Shanghai’s mega spender Zhu Jun also revealed his happiness after Drogba signed for them.” ”We have been wanting to sign Didier for a while, and are very happy that it has finally happened. He is an incredible player, who has won so many trophies in his career, we feel that his experience and ability will be a very valuable asset to our squad. Shanghai is one of the most influential cities in the world, and we are very excited to welcome Didier here.”
Former Argentina coach Sergio Batista who is also Shanghai’s coach said.” Drogba is a very good soccer player, his outstanding skills and amazing experience will give us motivation to improve our games, It is my honour to invite him to join in our team. At last I have to say that the club owner Zhu Jun did his utmost to bring Drogba to Shenhua.”