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Chelsea hero Drogba confirms Shanghai Shenhua move

Didier Drogba has confirmed his move to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

The 34-year old Ivory Coast striker has departed Chelsea after eight years at Stamford Bridge to begin a new chapter in his brilliant career, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Shanghai.

Drogba has been linked with the club for some months now and revealed that he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"I have considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but feel that Shanghai Shenhua FC is the right move for me at this time," said Drogba who will link up with former Blues teammate Nicolas Anelka.

"I am looking forward to a new challenge, to experiencing a new culture, and excited about the new developments in the Chinese Super League.

"When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans.

"I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa."

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