Drogba to leave Blues for second time


The Ivory Coast striker, who first signed for Chelsea in 2004, has scored 104 goals in 253 league matches, becoming a talisman during the most successful era in the west London club's history.

Drogba will be best remembered for scoring a late equaliser and the decisive spot-kick in the penalty shootout against Bayern Munich which won the 2012 Champions League final.

The 37-year-old re-signed for Chelsea last year, after leaving the club in 2012 for Shanghai Shenhua and then Turkey’s Galatasaray, following a highly successful eight-year spell.

In total Drogba has won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, three League Cups, four FA Cups and the Champions League.

The striker was voted Chelsea’s greatest-ever player by supporters in 2012.

“I want to play for at least one more season and in order to play more football I feel I need to go to another club,” he told Chelsea’s website.

However he also raised the possibility of a return to the club once his playing days are over, saying: “All the fans know my love for Chelsea and I hope to be back here in the future in another role.” – Reuters

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