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Ex-Chelsea star Drogba signs deal with Chinese club

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Latest update : 2012-06-20

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba has signed a two-year deal with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, it was announced on his website Wednesday. Local media has speculated his contract might near $15 million per year.

AP - Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he has officially joined topflight Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Drogba said on his website on Wednesday he had signed a two-year contract and would join the team in China's financial hub next month.

Drogba, 34, said he'd studied all the offers before him and felt joining Shanghai was ``the right direction for me now.''

No details were given on Shanghai's offer, although local media reported the club was willing to pay as much as $15 million per year. Drogba's image adorned Shanghai's website late Tuesday.

Shanghai has already hired former Argentina coach Sergio Batista and another former Chelsea player, Nicolas Anelka.

Date created : 2012-06-20

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