The powerful striker returns.
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of club legend Didier Drogba from Galatasaray on a one-year contract.
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) July 25, 2014
The 36-year-old returns to the club two years after scoring the winning goal for the Blues in their 2012 Champions League final victory in Munich.
Drogba spent eight years previously at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.
The Ivory Coast international scored 157 goals in all competitions during his first spell in West London
“It was an easy decision – I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again,” Drogba told the club’s website.
“Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.”
The forward is the club’s all-time top European scorer, netting 34 times and also a record nine goals in nine finals that cemented the African’s place as a cult hero.
“He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe,” manager Jose Mourinho said.
“I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history.”
Since leaving the Bridge first time around Drogba has spent time in China with Shanghai Shenhua and then Gala.
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