The 34-year-old who was highly instrumental to the Blues' UEFA Champions League win over German side Bayern Munich on Saturday reportedly burst into tears when
he told the rest of the squad during their open top bus parade with the trophy on Sunday.
"We (he and his team-mates) will
not be together next season, As I have decided to leave, I wanted to tell them to their faces. Only that I couldn't do it. They made me break down. Even if it has been three
years that I have said I wanted to leave, I found it hard to admit that it was finished with me and the club.
Especially that I had no great desire for this end. But I don't envisage sitting on the bench watching others play at a time when the club is looking at putting together a new team. So there we go, I am readying myself for a great leap into the unknown. It will be another adventure," Drogba stated.
He's expected to move to Shanghai Shenhua, where his former Chelsea
team-mate Nicolas Anelka is.
Awwwww! So emotional, it isn't easy to leave people you've been with for 8 years.
Goodluck Drogba! It isn't a bad time to leave.