Chelsea legend Drogba urging Zaha to reject England future

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba wants Crystal Palace whizkid Wilfried Zaha to reject England and commit himself to Ivory Coast.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba wants Crystal Palace whizkid Wilfried Zaha to reject England and commit himself to Ivory Coast.

Zaha – 20 next month – was born in the Ivorian city of ­Abidjan, but moved to England as a child, says the Mirror.

The striker has so far chosen to ­represent his adopted country and was part of the Under-21 team that won a ­controversial match in Serbia ­earlier this month to clinch a place in the Euro ­finals next ­summer.

But his place among the Under-21s will not prevent him choosing to be part of the Ivory Coast senior side that will ­compete in the ­Africa Cup of ­Nations in South Africa in January.

Drogba – idolised in the Ivory Coast – is playing in China after leaving Chelsea last June.

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