MLS club, Montreal Impact have announced the signing of Ivorian, Didier Drogba on Monday.
The club bought the striker from Chicago Fire where he was initially signed.
Chicago initially obtained Drogba’s rights by filing a discovery claim on the player and pursued him for over a month. The Fire thought their offer would be enough to entice the former Chelsea forward to head to the Windy City, but Montreal soon entered the fray, and the prospect of playing in the French-speaking city proved more attractive to the former Ivory Coast captain.
When Drogba indicated his preference was to be in Montreal, the Fire traded his rights to the Impact in exchange for what one source with knowledge of the deal
described as a “substantial amount of targeted and regular allocation money” of at least $250,000.
Drogba scored 164 goals for Chelsea in two stints, first from 2004-2012, and again last season. He won the Premier League’s Golden Boot as top scorer in 2007 and 2010.