Drogba seals Shanghai move

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed that he has signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half year deal.

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Shanghai owner statement

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.

– Shanghai owner Zhu Jun

Didier Drogba statement

I have considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but feel that Shanghai Shenhua FC is the right move for me at this time.

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.

– Didier Drogba


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