Didier Drogba will turn 39 later this spring, but he’s apparently still not ready to hang up his boots. Having finished his MLS career with Montreal last month, he could now possibly be off to
China Brazil. Hey, finally, somebody going someplace other than China!
Apparently, this story has been developing for some time now, but in the last 24 hours, reports have ranged anywhere from Drogba agreeing a 12-month deal, to Corinthians pulling completely out of it. So take your pick.
Globo claim that the offer being negotiated includes monthly wages between R$400-500k, which translate roughly to £100-125k per month (that’s month, not week, so not that outrageous), plus an armored car, a house, and a translator. Corinthians want to get this done before Drogba gets a more lucrative offer from elsewhere, the report concludes.
"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.”
-Didier Drogba; source: Canal+ via Goal
Maybe Drogba, Terry, and Lampard have a bet amongst themselves on who can stick it out the longest in football?
Drogba scored 11 goals in 27 appearances for Montreal last season in MLS. He would be the third high profile striker signing at Corinthians this offseason already following the return of Jô from China and the transfer of former Turkish international Colin Kazim-Richards from Coritiba.