Chelsea FC have officially announced on the club’s website that Didier Drogba has returned to Stamford Bridge on a one year contract. The striker left the club in 2012 after winning the UEFA Champions League and it appeared very unlikely that he would ever return. After a stint in China and a year in Istanbul with Galatasaray the King of Stamford Bridge has returned for one last hurrah with the Blues.
The move has been long rumored with some suggesting that Drogba would return as a striker coach but instead it appears that he will be a full-time player instead. Many Chelsea fans are delighted with the move and believe that it is only fitting that Drogba returns to play for the manager that made him the incredible striker that he is, Jose Mourinho.
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Mourinho said of Drogba, “He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe. I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history”. The pair won their fair share of trophies together and Mourinho is certainly hoping that Drogba can help him win his first Champions League trophy with Chelsea.
Drogba told the Chelsea website that “it was an easy decision – I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again”. He also discussed his love for Chelsea and said that “everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me”. Whether or not Drogba still has the magic touch for Chelsea is to be seen but this move is perfect as the club will look to Drogba to mentor the new strikers in Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku.
Welcome back Didier, we wish you never left!
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