Barely one month after sealing victory for his former club in the European Champions League final, Chelsea FC, Didier Drogba has finally completed his transfer to a new club Shanghai Shenhua in China.
The club confirmed the signing on Wednesday and Drogba also said on his website he will join the Chinese Super League team in the country’s financial hub next month.
Unconfirmed report has it that the club was willing to pay as much as $15 million per year.
According to him “I studied all the offers I’ve received in recent weeks and I feel that going to Shanghai Shenhua is the right direction for me now. I’m looking forward to this new challenge, to discover a new culture and I am very enthusiastic about the development of the Chinese football league”
He posted a picture showing the background of his new club. The club praised the 34-year-old former Chelsea striker as the most dominant player ever to join a CSL team.
“You can see from the online response, the fans are crazy about him,” Shanghai spokesman Ma Yue told The Associated Press.