Could Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Really Be Heading to Napoli?

Could Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Really Be Heading to Napoli?

He might be pushing 40, but Chelsea legend Didier Drogba appears to be on the cusp of an extraordinary move back to Europe with Serie A challengers Napoli.

The former Ivory Coast international is still playing in MLS for Canadian side Montreal Impact, where he’s played since 2015.

The 38-year-old looked to have played his last game for a club in this continent when he left Stamford Bridge back in 2015, but an injury to Napoli’s striker Arkadiusz Milik seems to have put Drogba in the frame to replace him.

Milik was signed for €35 million from Ajax in the summer after impressing at Euro 2016 with Poland and had scored seven goals in his first nine appearance for the club.

However, disaster struck last week when he injured his knee ligaments on international duty and will miss six months.

That leaves Napoli looking for a replacement, in the short-term at least.

And, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, Drogba fits the bill and is being seriously considered by the Napoli hierarchy.

The American season ends next month – so could the Champions League winner make an unlikely cameo in Naples until the end of the season?

We’re sure he’d love to try and add a Serie A winner’s medal to his list of honours…and what a beautiful part of the world!

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments section below…



We react to Scotland’s dismal World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia before considering Gordon Strachan’s future as national team manager:

More in Football

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020

Best Player To Manager Success Stories

Jonny BoyleAugust 12, 2020