Drogba may be done at Stamford Bridge but that doesn’t mean he’s done with football. Will the Chelsea legend return to Europe or join the MLS?
Former Chelsea superstar Didier Drogba seemed like a lock to join the exodus of Premier League legends moving to the MLS, but a Serie A giant may put the brakes on that plan.
According to the Mirror, Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini is trying to coax Drogba to join his Serie A powerhouse instead of pursuing a contract with a club in the United States. The Mirror reported that Drogba is seriously considering the offer to spend one more season in Europe before essentially being put out to pasture in the MLS.
At 37 years of age, Drogba isn’t exactly a spring chicken, but he should still have enough left in the tank to follow Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to the MLS. The Chicago Fire are the most notable club to make overtures to Drogba about a move across the Atlantic Ocean.
The former Ivory Coast national team member holds numerous Chelsea scoring records and is the club’s No. 4 all-time leading scorer. In 347 total appearances for Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, Drogba scored 157 goals and had 13 goals or more in each of his eight seasons with the club. He rejoined Chelsea on a one-year deal in 2014 and scored four goals as the club won the Premier League title.