Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has thanked Didier Drogba upon the striker's departure to China.

The Ivory Coast veteran has completed his transfer to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua and his departure has clearly made an impact on Spaniard Mata who used Twitter to praise the Blues hero.

"It's been a pleasure to play with you, thanks for everything you've given to us. Wish you the best!" Mata posted.

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