At 38, Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba looks set to embark on a new adventure in Southern America with Brazil’s Corinthians.
The club’s sporting director, Flavio Adauto has informed the press in Sao Paulo that negotiations between the club and the veteran striker have reached an advanced stage.
Drogba is unattached after completing his contract with Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.
“Corinthians were yesterday (Friday) informed of Drogba’s demands which weren’t excessive, and we’ve sent off a formal proposition to the player’s agent saying that they’ve been accepted,” Adauto said.
Drogba moved to Chelsea from Marseille in 2004, remaining at Stamford Bridge until 2012 then returning there for the 2014-2015 season.
A Champions League and four-time Premier League winner with the Blues Drogba intimated last weekend that he wasn’t averse to a return to Marseille’s Stade Velodrome either.
Ivory Coast captain at the World Cups in 2006 and 2010 he has also played for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray in Turkey.
In November he told French radio station RTL that despite his years he still “feels like a kid” as he contemplated his next move in a decorated career.
Extras from AFP