Chelsea captain John Terry has told the Blues hierarchy that striker Didier Drogba deserves a new deal at Stamford Bridge, after his efforts this season that have helped the club claim their fourth Premier League title.
The 37-year-old is out of contract in the summer, and could well be facing his second departure from Stamford Bridge, having left the club for the first time following their Champions League triumph – where Drogba played a pivotal role, scoring the equaliser and decisive penalty – in 2012.
This time around, the former Galatasaray man has four league goals to his name, and has been largely overshadowed by the tremendous form of Diego Costa.
However, according to the Daily Mirror, Terry believes that his experience has been crucial to helping Jose Mourinho’s men reach the top flight’s summit once again, and therefore, if the skipper has his way, then the Ivorian could be sticking around.
Worryingly for Drogba, and Terry, the Daily Mirror have also reported that a surprising replacement is being lined up in the shape of Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert. Like Drogba, the 33-year-old has struggled to make a significant impact upon his club’s goalscoring charts for the Reds. Nevertheless, his aerial ability could make him an useful target man, from which the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar can feed off.