Saturday, July 14, 2012

King Didier Drogba Receives Heroic Welcome in China

Didier Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China Saturday to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.

Hundreds of fans, many clad in “Drogba 11″ shirts, greeted the former Chelsea star at Shanghai’s Pudong airport, some carrying bouquets of flowers and others brandishing his name in English on placards.

“Let me tell you something, now we have Drogba, Shanghai is not a common city anymore, Shanghai is a world mega-city now,” one fan, Lu Xiaobo, said after Drogba walked past the crowd, signing autographs and shaking hands.

The 34-year-old has signed with Shanghai Shenhua on a deal that Chinese and British media have said is worth 200,000 pounds ($314,000) a week, which would make him the highest-paid player in China and in the top bracket globally

PM News

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