Didier Drogba will finally retire in 2018 as he prepares to bring his 20-year professional career to an end, the former Chelsea striker has said.
Drogba believes he has another season left in him, but after making his professional debut at Le Mans in 1998, the ex-Ivory Coast international, who will turn 40 in March, acknowledged it will be his last.
“I think next year will be my last season. There comes a time when you have to stop,” said Drogba, who is reportedly aiming to follow in David Beckham’s footsteps and attempt to launch his own MLS franchise.
“I need time for my other projects. It’s good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit.”
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