It had gone all quiet on the Didier Drogba front for the last couple weeks, as the hottest Chelsea rumor of this transfer window slowly petered out thanks to convoluted MLS contract rules and a convoluted job definition for the legend's return. And also, quite possibly, because Didier seeing out his commitment to Montreal is simply the right thing to do.
Hiddink says Didier Drogba will not be coming back to Chelsea in the short term. Says he will always be welcome in the long term.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) January 24, 2016
Drogba has one more year left on his contract. Our door will always be open for him, so there's really no need to rush things. Obviously this also gives time for Didier to actually get certified and acquire (some of) his coaching badges.
It's official: @didierdrogba's back for more. #IMFC pic.twitter.com/lsouALrfHk— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 24, 2016
Montreal are set to begin their training camp today (Monday) though Drogba won't be joining until the third week for whatever reason. Apparently he's off to Qatar first.
On way to Qatar to do some preparation work for pre-season @impactmontreal pic.twitter.com/KnZdQXdr4Q— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) January 24, 2016
Don't selfie and drive, Didier, gosh!