Galatasaray announced the signing of striker Didier Drogba. The African striker, who is currently playing in the African Nations Cup with his country, Ivory Coast, will join the Turkish box to strengthen their options in the Champions League as Galatasaray will face Schalke 04 German in February, a place in the quarter-finals of the continental showpiece. The former Chelsea player, whose last club was the Shenshua Shanghai, Chinese, thus becomes the second winter signing Ottoman bloc, which also closed the recruitment of Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder , a former Inter Milan.
Shortly after the Turkish club confirmed the operation through its website, Drogba, 34, said: "The Galatasaray leads the Super League and is qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, a competition special to me, "said the striker, decisive in the title that lifted Chelsea, the club he has spent most of his career, last year.
"It's a very exciting challenge that awaits me in Istanbul. I can not wait to discover this historic club and its fans, known for their incredible support. This is the beginning of a new adventure for me," settled.
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