Didier Drogba could follow Thierry Henry’s footsteps and play soccer in the United States. Drogba recently confirmed he is interested in joining the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, the team for which Henry played before his retirement after last season.
“OK, just call the owners and then I'm there," Drogba told ESPN when asked about the possibility of joining the Harrison, New Jersey, club. The 37-year-old Drogba also confirmed that he would not return to his former club, Marseille of France.
"There comes a time when it has to stop. I didn't ask for any of this. I love the Marseille fans, and I am myself a Marseille supporter, but they have to stop throwing around rumors like that because it's starting to get too much,” Drogba said.
Drogba has had a long and illustrious career, both with club teams and the national team of Ivory Coast, where he was a former captain and still the all-time leading goal scorer. His best years came from 2004 to 2012 playing for Chelsea, when he played in 226 matches and produced 100 goals. Drogba famously led Chelsea to a victory in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, scoring a goal in regulation time, and the winning kick in a penalty shootout that decided the match.