Didier Drogba has began his new career with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua .When he arrived at Shanghai’s Pudong airport on Saturday, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was greeted as a savior.
Fans of his new team, Shanghai Shenhua, mobbed the 34-year-old Ivory Coast star, chanting his name, shooting photos with their phones and waving Ivory Coast and Shenhua flags.
Drogba later addressed a press conference ,where he would not miss talking about his high salary .Drogba said that his move was about more than his reported $300,000-a-week salary, which would make him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
“Money is not the most important,” he said, the Associated Press reported. “I am here for a whole new experience.”
“It would have been easier for me to stay in Europe, but I chose China. Money is not the most important [thing]. I am here for a whole new experience,” said Drogba, who has signed a two-and-a-half year contract.
He added: “The money’s not really what is the most important thing, because everybody knows that I give a lot of my money to my foundation, so really I didn’t come here with the idea of making a lot of money
At the beginning of this year, Shanghai Shenhua signed Nicolas Anelka, Drogba’s former Chelsea teammate, to help propel it to the top of the Chinese Super League.