Barcelona Transfer News: Didier Drogba Set to Make Shocking Move to Camp Nou
In a shocking turn of events, Didier Drogba could be ready to make a move to FC Barcelona mere days after signing for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
The 34-year-old striker left his home in West London with Chelsea after finally delivering his club a Champions League title.
The Ivorian's transfer was finalized within the past week, with terms that reportedly would have earned him 200,000 pounds per week.
After the signing, Drogba posted this statement on his official website:
Today I can inform you that I have signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC for a two and a half year deal (until the end of 2014). I will fly out to join up with the squad in July.
I have considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but I feel that Shanghai Shenhua FC is the right move for me at this time. I am looking forward to a new challenge and to experiencing a new culture, and I am 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.
Now, Drogba is expected to arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon to meet with the club directors the next day.
This would truly be a stunning reversal of intent and a big moment in Drogba's legacy.
Such a flip-flop could make Chelsea's beloved hero, who won the Champions League on his last kick with the club, a bit less beloved. After all, he would have almost duped them in his intentions for leaving, suddenly switching to the club that he helped the Blues vanquish in April.
For Barcelona, it would be a huge signing, as they would covet such talents that Drogba brings to the table. Drogba's size and strength in the front are a missing piece at Barca, made all the clearer after being unable to get past Chelsea's park-the-bus mentality without David Villa.
If this story is true, it could be a huge moment in the European footballing landscape, and swing the La Liga and Champions League races for next season.
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