Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is set to sign a one year deal to return to Stamford Bridge as a player-coach at the start of next week, French newspaper L’Equipe have reported.
The 36-year-old is currently a free agent after his 18-month stint with Turkish side Galatasaray, and is expected to be placed straight into Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff.
But that’s not all, he’ll be a player coach, and will be able to throw on the Blue jersey whenever needed.
And with the absence of the departed Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o, and heavy rumors of a Fernando Torres exit, the only alternative would be new boy Diego Costa.
Diego Costa and Didier Drogba. That’s a duo that would worry any defensive line.
Drogba famously bowed out of Chelsea after scoring the equalising goal and winning pen in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Mourinho and the fans could benefit from having him around again, both on and off the pitch, as he’ll bring some vital experience and leadership to the Chelsea dressing room, especially with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole not around anymore.
Despite his age, Drogba is still a goal machine and will be eager to display that he can still make an impact in the toughest league in the world.
We’ll wait and see..