Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has penned a deal with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.
The Ivory Coast international left the Blues this summer after playing 381 games and winning four Premier League titles with the London club and will join the likes of Steven Gerrard and former teammate Frank Lampard in the MLS.
Drogba has joined the Impact as a designated player, meaning his wage will not be restricted by the MLS’ salary cap.
Impact president Joey Saputo announced Drogba’s signing as one of the biggest days in the Canadian club’s history.
“It’s an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact,” Saputo said in a club statement.
“From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal. This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect.”
The Impact finished bottom of the MLS last season but currently sit in sixth position in the Eastern Conference after 18 games.
Drogba, Gerrard and Lampard are not the only big additions to the MLS this season, with David Villa and Andrea Pirlo joining start-up franchise New York City FC.
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