Premier League club Chelsea are considering selling their Ivorian striker Didier Drogba in the winter transfer window. Drogba who has failed to make an impact on the league this season, has been a long time target for Italian giants AC Milan, however, it is not likely he will move to the Serie A champions because of his hefty wage demands.
Drogba who is now 33, has over the years grown to become the iconic face of Chelsea and it will be hard to imagine the club without him. What makes this news even more unsettling is that no big clubs have expressed any desire in acquiring the striker.
I had a gut feeling ever since coach Villas-Boas took over that Drogba’s days at the bridge were numbered and that this could be his last season with the Blues. My fears were realised when he suffered a serious head injury in the early days of the season.
Since then, Drogba has struggled to featured in Villas-boas starting line up and these latest developments could very well be the beginning of the end of his Career with the Blues.
According to a source close to the club, Villas-Boas is keen on replacing aging players with young, fresh talent. The former FC Porto tactician has already sent his newly appointed European scout to search for the best talent to replace Drogba and word has it that the club has set its eye’s on Napoli’s Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani.
The 24 year old is at the peak of his career and his all round form domestically and in Europe is a major reason why Chelsea are seriously considering buying him.
That said, the striker does not come cheap and the Blues will have to fork out £35 million to bring him to London. Personally, i feel Drogba’s best years are still ahead.
It would be a shame for the club to get rid of a consistent player like Drogba to keep ineffective players. In fact, fans have already started expressing their displeasure with the club’s decision with many vowing to leave the club if Drogba is sold.
For now, these are just rumours and should be treated as such, however, this is not to say that they do not hold any weight.
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