Didier Drogba played his final game for Chelsea on Sunday and has hinted that his next football adventure could be in the Major League Soccer.
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The veteran striker claims that after publicly revealing that he wouldn’t be extending his stay at Stamford Bridge, he has been bombarded with phone calls from clubs interested in his signature.
Stamford Bridge hero Frank Lampard played his final game in England with Manchester City at the weekend and is about to embark on a new challenge in the MLS with New York City FC. Drogba has suggested that he could follow his former team-mate and is considering a career in the States.
“There are some really fantastic teams in the Premier League but my love for this club. I can’t share it with another English team,” as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Since I put the news I am leaving Chelsea on social media, I was in the dressing room and I was receiving some calls from teams which is really unusual,” he added.
“It showed that maybe I can still bring something to a team. Of course I’m interested in the USA. Now I’m going to have a few days and weeks to think about what is good for me next but all I want is to play.”
The Ivorian ended his first spell with the Blues in 2012 – where he spent two seasons away with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray before sealing a reunion with Jose Mourinho last summer, signing a one-year deal.
With Chelsea focussed on retaining the Premier League title, it’s likely that Mourinho will bring in more attacking firepower in the summer transfer window, which would have left Drogba on the periphery of first-team action. He was linked with a backroom role at the club [via BBC Sport], but is determined to continue playing before considering an off the pitch role.