Chelsea Legend Set for Shock American Transfer


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Since leaving Chelsea after leading the Blues to Champions League glory, Didier Drogba has been a bit of a football nomad. Following the triumph in Munich, Drogba has spent time with Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, and Montreal Impact along with a year back at Chelsea to lead the Blues to another Premier League title.

Now, Drogba is set for his strangest move yet as according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Drogba is set to join second-division side Phoenix Rising. According to a tweet sent out by journalist Odeen Domingo, Drogba will earn $250,000, easily the highest salary in the division.

Drogba is familiar with the American game as he spent the past two year at MLS side Montreal Impact, where he scored 11 goals in 11 games, leading the Impact to the Eastern Conference semifinals. His second year was less successful as he only scored 10 goals in 22 games and ended up having a falling out with the club at the end of the season. Before joining Phoenix, Drogba had previously been linked with a return to Chelsea as a coach and with Brazilian side Corinthians.

There will be at least one familiar face joining Drogba in Phoenix as former Chelsea teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips has also signed. Prior to joining Phoenix, Wright-Phillips played for MLS side New York Red Bulls with his brother Bradley, joint holder of the MLS single-season scoring record.

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