Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has expressed his interest in a potential move to Major League Soccer after he confirmed this week that he would be leaving the London club to play one more season elsewhere.
The 37-year-old lifted a fourth Premier League title on Sunday afternoon and although he’s leaving, he’s ruled out joining another English side.
“There are some really fantastic teams in the Premier League but my love for this club, I can’t share it with another English team,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“Since I put the news I am leaving Chelsea on social media, I was in the dressing-room and I was receiving some calls from teams which is really unusual. It showed that maybe I can still bring something to a team.”
Drogba also confirmed that MLS is certainly a possible destination for what is likely to be the final year of his career, given his age.
“Of course I’m interested in the USA. Now I’m going to have a few days and weeks to think about what is good for me next but all I want is to play.”
New York City FC have reportedly already made an offer for the Ivorian, while likely other clubs in MLS with a Designated Player slot available that could also be interested in Drogba’s services are DC United and New York Red Bulls.Embed from Getty Images
The Eastern Conference rivals all have at least one DP slot available, although NYCFC are reportedly also interested in Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo and they can only sign one more player on a DP contract.
Should Pirlo join New York City, that would see DC United and New York Red Bulls emerge as favourites to land Drogba.
Which MLS club would you like to see Didier Drogba join if he were to move to the USA this summer?