It’s finally arrived. The evening that Chelsea fans once again embrace one of their greatest players back at Stamford Bridge for one night only.
Galatasaray are in town for their Champions League quarter-final second leg and that means the return of Didier Drogba to SW6.
The legendary Ivorian striker spent eight glorious years with the club and, of course, his last ever action was scoring the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League Final victory over Bayern Munich.
However according to the latest speculation that might not be the last we have seen of Drogba with Jose Mourinho hinting at a summer move for the Ivory Coast international.
“He is a Galatasaray player, we know he is a free agent and we know he finishes his contract at the end of the season,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “But we think it is not the right moment to speak about him.
“I think it has to happen one day. When, I don’t know – as a player, as a coach, as an ambassador – next year, in four or five years, in 10 years – I don’t know.
“But when a person represents so much to a club and when a club represents so much to a person – and that’s the case – I think he has to be back one day.
“Is he the same player at 36 that he was at 26? I think nobody is, but he is one of the best strikers in the world that’s for sure.”
It is hard to disagree with that statement and it’s easy to tell that Blues fans would love to see the Drog back at Stamford Bridge in some capacity again.
If Drogba returns to Chelsea, is it far more likely to be in a coaching capacity than a playing one? Let us know your thoughts below.
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