Didier Drogba’s sensational exploits in Major League Soccer since joining the Montreal Impact have led to ongoing loan links to Europe during the upcoming offseason.
The 37-year-old Ivorian forward has netted 12 goals in 13 appearances for Montreal since making his debut in late August. He’s already the club’s seventh-highest goalscorer in their short history and is taking the league by storm.
But that’s inevitably attracting interest from across the pond. The Chelsea legend had been linked with a short-term return to the Blues for a third spell in London but Jose Mourinho denied reports that he could be brought in to help turn their season around in January.
Instead, Serie A side Bologna are being touted as a possible destination for Drogba. The Italian side sit third from bottom after 11 games and are in an early relegation battle.
Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo also part-owns Bologna and could be keen to use Drogba to help save the Italian club from relegation with the injection of some mid-season goals.
Drogba signed an 18-month contract with Montreal in July and will enjoy one full season in MLS next term.
The new campaign will start in March and so a loan move to Italy would mean Drogba misses preseason preparations with the Canadian side.
Would a short-term loan move to Bologna make sense for Didier Drogba?