Blues boss reveals the club’s best-ever buy…do you agree?
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he rates Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba as the best signing in the club’s history in terms of value-for-money, according to the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese coach hailed Drogba at an awards ceremony with the Football Writers’ Association, and spoke in depth about how he came to sign him back in 2004.
“I came to Chelsea in the summer of 2004 and in my first written report to Mr Abramovich in relation to my plans for the club, I gave the names of some players,” he said.
“Big names were arriving at Chelsea in that period. The previous summer, for example, Claude Makelele came from Real Madrid and Hernan Crespo came from Inter, among others, but Didier was unknown and the price was very, very high.
“Yet I knew as clearly as I have ever done that he was the player I wanted.
“I was very strong to persuade my club to pay such an amount for him and I think we can already say he was the best-value signing for Chelsea in relation to what he has done for the club over so many years, and he is not finished yet.”
Still, Frank Lampard for £11m anyone?
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