Be afraid Didier, very afraid.
Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have claimed they are in talks to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
The 33-year-old rejected a one-year contract extension at Chelsea and has been linked with a move to China.
“Everything is going well so far, though there have been a few obstacles,” said Shenhua board member Zhou Jun.
Last month, striker Nicolas Anelka quit Stamford Bridge for Shenhua when he signed for a two-year deal.
Rival Chinese club Dalian Aerbin were reported to have offered the Ivory Coast international wages of £200,000 a week but Shenhua have now joined the chase.
“It’s like flirting with a girl,” said Shenhua spokesman Zhu Jun about the pursuit of Drogba on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. “Perhaps she will resist you at first, but if you continue to ask her out, it always ends well. Never give up.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Now this is a little creepy. Basically Shanghai Shenhua spokesman Zhu Jun is adopting an openly stalker like approach to the club’s pursuit of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, a pursuit that does appear to be gaining some genuine momentum. Having signed Nicolas Anelka the Chinese side clearly feel they are in a position to lure another Stamford Bridge forward to the Far East.
However it would probably be best if Mr. Zhu Jun refrains from making odd, and scary, analogies about his side’s pursuit of big name players, indeed he’s come up with another one already.
Zhu also told the Shanghai Daily: “It’s like making a blockbuster film.
“When superstars like Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Zhou Xun have confirmed their participation, other actors and actress will be confident of the movie.”
Sooner or later he will opt for the analogy that fits but until he does he may wish to just cover the topic like a normal human being would.