Drogba heads to Galatasaray

Galatasaray have agreed an 18-month deal to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

Last Updated: 29/01/13 at 08:19 Post Comment

Didier Drogba: Heading for Turkey at end of Africa Cup of Nations

Didier Drogba: Heading for Turkey at end of Africa Cup of Nations

Drogba will sign his deal when the Ivory Coast's run at the Africa Cup of Nations comes to an end - their next game is a quarter-final in Rustenberg on Sunday.

The 34-year-old left Stamford Bridge last summer for China in the wake of leading the Premier League club to UEFA Champions League glory.

Drogba's signing is the second major deal Galatasaray have completed in the January transfer window, having brought Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder to the club last week.

According to reports, Drogba will earn 10 million euros over the 18-months of his contract with a 15,000 euro bonus for each match he plays.

Drogba said, through his representatives Sports PR Company, on Twitter: "The opportunity to play for this great club was an offer that I could not turn down.

"I am looking forward to playing in the Champions League again, against the best clubs in Europe."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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