Stamford Bridge side seal long term deal for Ivorian striker.
Didier Drogba has today signed a new deal at Chelsea that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until at least 2012.
The striker, who for much of last season looked as though he might leave the Blues whilst Luiz Felipe Scolari was manager at the club before reviving his form under the leadership of Guus Hiddink, was delighted to have signed the new deal.
“I have decided to extend my contract with Chelsea for two extra years and I am very happy and proud to continue to wear the blue of Chelsea until then,” the 31-year-old told Chelsea’s official website.
“I love the club, I feel good here and I want to continue to win titles with them. I stay because I am ambitious to pick up lots more trophies, regain the Premier League title, win cups, it’s for this that I have extended my time at Chelsea. (Goal.com)
There aren’t many players who engender quite so much passion, be it hate or admiration, as Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. To be fair the Ivorian has tried hard to eradicate his penchant for falling to the floor at the merest mention of a tackle and there is no doubting his ability in front of goal so I am sure Carlo Ancelotti is happy to have nailed the former Marseille man to a long term contract.
His record since his move to England just over five years ago is pretty consistent with the 31 year old netting 94 times in 171 starts and his return to the starting eleven last term saw the club visibly improve as the season drew to a close.