By Sandra Birungi
Dieder Drogba has signed with China’s Shanghai Shenhua and is going to earn $314,000 per week.
He signed the deal for two and a half years, becoming the biggest recruiter. He will be the best paid player of the China team.
Shanghai Shenhua posted a picture of Didier Drogba wearing the team’s blue shirt on its website, and confirmed the deal.
He confirmed the deal on his website saying, “Today I can inform you that I have signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC for a two-and-a-half year deal (until the end of 2014). I will fly out to join up with the squad in July,” he wrote.
He expressed optimism over his new team mates for two and a half years. “I am looking forward to a new challenge and to experiencing a new culture, and I am excited about the new developments in the Chinese Super League,” he said. “When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans,” he added.
Drogba said he was looking forward to promoting Chinese football, “I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa.”