Didier Drogba thinking about joining Frank Lampard in MLS
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admitted that he is thinking of joining Major League Soccer (MLS) next season. He claimed that he has already received offers from clubs who want the Ivorian’s services.
Drogba finished his second spell at the club with a double, winning the Premier League and the League Cup. He played his last game for the Blues against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
When asked if he is thinking of joining former teammate Frank Lampard in USA, he said, “Yes, of course”.
He, however, said that he will take some time before making a decision on his next move.
“But I am going to take a few days, a few weeks, to think about what is good for me next. But all I want to do is play,” said the outgoing Chelsea striker.
“Since I put it on social media [that I was to leave Chelsea] I have received some calls from other teams. [It is] really unusual. But it was funny and interesting also because it really showed that, maybe, I can still bring something to a team.”
Drogba reveals why he didn’t want to extend Chelsea stay
The 37-year-old said that he wants to play more in his final years as a professional footballer. Despite making 40 appearances for Chelsea this season, his time on the pitch was extremely restricted as he made just 7 starts for the club.
“I spoke with José Mourinho and the board and, all of us, we found an agreement. Next year I want to have more minutes than I am having now.
“I just want to play, you know, and finish maybe on a high saying that ‘I gave everything and I can’t do that anymore.’
“This year I didn’t have that feeling. In fact, I felt I could still play and I still want to enjoy it before I stop. So for me to stay here and to finish with frustration, that would not have been possible,” Drogba concluded.