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The former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba played for the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua despite talk of a rift between the owners of the club, which could possibly end up in the 34-year-old leaving the club.

The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba signed for the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in the summer. In order to move to a lesser known league, he has accepted a wage offer of close to £ 250,000 per week. It has put him as one of the highest-paid players in the world, but the romance with China could be soon coming to an end after the main benefactor of the club is threatening to pull out.

The main benefactor of the club Zhu Jun is thought to be the person who is behind the big money accusations like Didier Drogba, while also funding the player salaries. However, he is not happy with the way he is treated by the other board members, who are not willing to give him majority stake in the club as promised when he arrived in 2007. As a result, there’s a real danger of Zhu Jun leaving the club. This would leave the club in no position to pay the wages of the former Chelsea striker.

As a result, he has been linked with a return to Europe with many clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, and Juventus showing interest in the player. Didier Drogba has been a huge success with the Chinese club since his arrival. He has helped the club climbed from rock bottom of the table to a respectable 10th position. There are still continuing to have great results under the influence of the former Chelsea striker, who once again scored for the club in the 3-0 win over Liaoning Hongyun during the weekend. The Chinese league has a total of 16 teams.


Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed that he has accepted an offer from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. The 34-year-old striker has been out of contract with the European champions. Didier Drogba decided to bring an end to his eight-year spell with the Premier league club after not being offered a two-year deal by Chelsea.

It is thought that Chelsea were interested only in offering a one-year deal for the striker, who will turn 35 years of age in March, because they have Fernando Torres back to his best. However, Shanghai Shenhua have moved into to secure the signing of the Ivorian international, who will be a major coup for the club following the signing of Anelka from Chelsea earlier in January.

Didier Drogba told Chelsea news a few days ago that he will soon reveal his next destination. The two parties have been holding advanced negotiations in the last couple of days. Didier Drogba has now signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Chinese club. It is estimated that Drogba will become one of the highest paid players in the world, as he will be earning around £ 220,000 per week. It is thought that his charity foundation, which needs a lot of funds, played a major role in his decision to move to China.

“I considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but feel Shanghai Shenhua is the right move for me at this time. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and experiencing a new culture, and am excited about developments in the Chinese Super League. When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans. I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa,” said Didier Drogba after confirming his move to China.