Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hailed Nigerian star Victor Osimhen as a fantastic talent amidst the transfer rumours linking the Napoli player with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Didier Drogba spoke about Osimhen and his status as a quality player in an exclusive interview with journalist Marco Giordano.

Napoli striker Osimhen has been very vocal about his love and admiration for Didier Drogba. He has described the Ivorian football icon as his football idol while growing up. Osimhen had been compared with Drogba on numerous occasions due to their similar playing style. In an interview with Italian publication La Repubblica, Osimhen said he doesn’t like the Napoli attacker for his footballing abilities alone as he was also a leader on and off the pitch. His personality is greatly admired by the Napoli man. Didier Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 games over two spells at Chelsea. He moved to Chelsea from French team Marseille in 2004 and spent eight years at Stamford Bridge before leaving to join Galatasaray in the Turkish top flight on a free transfer in 2012. After two years at Galatasaray, Drogba returned for a one-year, second Chelsea spell in 2014. Read more »


Merseyside giants Everton are the latest team linked with a move for Valentin Castellanos who has been dubbed the new Didier Drogba. Castellanos plays his club football for New York City FC (NYCFC) in the MLS (Major League Soccer). Didier Drogba 2.0 has been in fantastic form for New York City FC this season after netting 11 times in 17 games in all competitions. In addition to those 11 goals, Castellanos has five assists.

Everton manager Frank Lampard could be in the market for one of two strikers this summer with the long-term futures of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlisonat the club uncertain. Both players have been linked with other teams this summer. Richarlison is said to be attracting interest from clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid, while Englishman Calvert-Lewin is said to be one of the strikers on the transfer list at Arsenal. Apart from England international Calvert-Lewin, Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, Sassuolo attacking talent GianlucaScamacca, Napoli player Victor Osimhen and Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez are also on the Arsenal list as regards their search for at least one striker in the wake of the imminent departure of Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette at the end of his contract this summer. Read more »


Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has lost his bid to become the Ivory Coast Football Federation president after he came third out of the three candidates that contested for the post during the elections at the end of last month. He had earlier been talked up by former Chelsea and Ivory Coast national team colleague Salomon Kalou who said that Didier Drogba has what it takes to be the new leader as far as the Ivory Coast Football Federation is concerned. However, Drogba didn’t survive the first round of the elective congress held on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Didier Drogba had just 21 votes at the end of the three-way race that also included SoryDiabate and YacineIdrissDiallo.Diabate had 50 votes after the first round of the elective congress, while Diallo had 59 votes after the first round of the elective congress. Read more »


Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame after the announcement was made earlier this week. The Ivorian football legend was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside five others namely Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright. The new six Premier League Hall of Fame inductees have taken the number of inductees to 19.

Didier Drogba signed for Chelsea from French club Marseille in a £24m deal in the summer of 2004. After a slow start in West London, the Ivorian became a key player for Chelsea and he went on to attain legendary status at the club. He spent two separate spells at Chelsea. Drogba was at the club for a period of eight years from 2004 to 2012 for his first spell before the returned for the 2014/15 season for his second spell at the club. He scored 104 goals in 254 Premier League games for the Blues over two spells. Read more »


Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has asked for patience from the Chelsea fans over Belgian international Romelu Lukaku who has not had the best of starts to his second spell at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku returned to Chelsea last summer for his second spell at the club after the West London giants paid around £97m to secure his transfer from Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan. The Belgian striker was the main man as Inter Milan won the Serie A title last season under the guidance of Antonio Conte, but he has not been able to show the same form at Chelsea this season.

Frenchman talked to the Chelsea fans about Romelu Lukaku as he made a comparison between him and Didier Drogba. He called for patience from the Chelsea fans during an interview with Genting Casino. Lukaku has been in the news for the wrong reasons on several occasions this season. He made the headlines for the wrong reasons after granting an interview to Sky Italia to reveal his frustration at his lack of game time at Chelsea and that he has hopes of returning to Inter Milan much later. A lot of Chelsea fans were left disappointed with the interview. Read more »


Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was a subject of interest from some Premier League teams as reported in the media. The two names mentioned in line with the new Didier Drogba during the final days of the recently concluded January transfer window were Arsenal and Newcastle United. The Napoli attacker has always been compared with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Premier League teams including the Magpies were keen to sign him last month, but they were not successful. The interest of Newcastle United in the Super Eagles of Nigeria star was confirmed by Italian journalist Fabio Santini in a chat with 7 Gold shortly after the transfer window ended earlier this week.



According to the quotes from the journalist as revealed by Calcio Napoli 1926, Osimhen was wanted by the Magpies. In addition to confirming the interest of Newcastle United in the player, Santini said that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted nothing less than €100m (£83m) for the former VFL Wolfsburg and Lille attacking talent who has similarities with Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba.
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