The long wait is over – Didier Drogba has signed with the Montreal Impact.
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) July 27, 2015
The Didier Drogba’s deal is reported to be a two years contract, giving Montreal a highly needed “support to an attacker that has struggled to score goals consistently this season”. Apparently, just the amount of help Didier Drogba has left to offer Montreal at 37 years of age is up for some measure of debate now – he was basically used as a substitute last season at Chelsea, and scored only four goals in eight starts and 20 appearances off the bench.
Given Montreal’s issues in attacking position, however, Didier Drogba will have a lot of opportunity to help – their leading scorer, Ignacio Piatti, has only six goals, but three are from penalties and just three are from open play. Jack McInerney and Dominic Oduro are the next powerful scorers with only four goals each, and Montreal as a team has scored only 25 goals in 18 MLS matches.
Given Didier Drogba’s specialized skills in scoring goals and physical nature, it calls on you to think he’ll give them at any rate, some much level of help up top given the level of struggle the team has suffered.
Regardless of the possibility that Didier Drogba doesn’t have a massive effect, however, the Montreal signing Didier Drogba is still a major win for the MLS club. The Ivorian is one of the greatest best players of the game soccer, having helped Chelsea win four Premier League titles, the Champions League once and the FA Cup four times, and he is the Ivory Coast’s unmatched leading goal scorer among a huge lists of other club and personal achievements from Didier Drogba.
His legend is on the same level as Thierry Henry, Kaka, and Andrea Pirlo – different greats MLS has imported over the most recent decades – also former Chelsea former team member and New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard.
Didier Drogba has also been connected to a move to MLS for a long time, going back to rumors about him joining the Seattle Sounders in 2011. He eventually invested some time in China and Turkey between his two Chelsea stretches, and chose that this year was the time to cross the Atlantic and play in the United States.
Montreal needed to secure Drogba’s MLS rights from the Chicago Fire before signing Didier Drogba, which they did on Sunday to make room for Monday’s signing. Their next match is scheduled on August 1 against NYCFC in New York; however, it’s more likely that Didier Drogba would make his appearance on August 6 when the Impact plays with the New York Red Bulls in Montreal.