Surprise! Didier Drogba Hints Where He Is Going Next
Former Chelsea star, Didier Drogba, at 38 still thinks he has football in him and suggested he might on his way to an unspecified French club who are willing to offer him a chance to return to the Ligue 1.
Drogba is currently a free after leaving Montreal Impact last summer but is not ready to retire yet and has made known his desire to return to his former side, Marseille, from where he joined Chelsea in 2004.
Speaking to French channel Canal+ (as quoted by Goal.com), the former Premier League Golden Boot winner said:
There is an option to return to France, but I will no say more.
I hope to be able to hold my promise one day (to return to Marseille), it can be done. You just have to take the time to sit down and talk.
My comeback at Marseille is the eternal question for more than 12 years now. Every time I respond, and people say I'm just talking. But you let a player go, and financially he is making a good living since then, and now you want him to come back and divide his salary in two?
And after that, you say he doesn't like Marseille. Who works to earn less? No one. I would like to come back as a player. I even did what was necessary to make it happen. But I can't force the board to bring me back.
Drogba insisted he can still play at the highest level and added:
I want to play. I still have my legs and I'm still like a kid with the ball. My knee got a bit annoyed (last season) but I feel good.