Drogba Linked With Return To Chelsea

The future of Didier Drogba is being linked with a move to a number of Qatari clubs as well as the possibility of him making his return to Stamford Bridge is wide open.

The contract of the Ivorian striker with Galatasaray has already expired and now he has a decision to make as to where he wants to continue extending his playing career and joining what club. The Russian clubs in Qatar are willing to give Drogba a salary in the region of €3 million while Chelsea’s offerings still remain undisclosed as it hasn’t been announced.

Jose Mourinho is eyeing Drogba mostly as a back-up option and his major role would be to join the coaching staff of Chelsea where he can develop a long-term role in the club without having to play such an important role in the actual squad.

Drogba came out of the 2014 World Cup in the early rounds of the worldwide event as he couldn’t help his nation get beyond the group stages but he is eager to continue playing even at his 36 years of age.

Jose Mourinho admires Drogba and he knows what the veteran player can add into the squad as the former Galatasaray can still influence the team even if it’s outside of the squad in a more managerial role.

Drogba is an icon for supporters of Chelsea as his last match wearing the shirt of the Premier League club saw him scoring a penalty-kick set-piece against Bayern Munich. The time Drogba spent playing at Stanford Bridge as a player of Chelsea was the best of his career as he won a number of major trophies and when he left the English club, he has not been playing as his former self as his career took a significant dip when he went on joining Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray.