When you have played the final of the Copa del Rey, the representative of the forward will go to see Andoni Zubizarreta.
The representative added that "after the final of the Copa del Rey speak with Barça sports officials to let them reach Drogba's interest." He also expressed his client "is extremely excited about the possibility of finishing his career at a club like azulgrana."
Gallardo stressed that "money will never be a problem because Drogba sports prioritize the economic side." In England it has slipped that Chelsea will be offering renewal to the floor, ie a much lower annual tab which is perceiving now, more than 8 million per year.
The Ivory Coast goalscorer, who has won three times the Premier League with Chelsea and has twice been awarded best player in Africa, out of contract with his club on June 30 and does not intend to renew it, whether you win his first Champions League this Saturday or not, "is firmly convinced that his time at Chelsea and England has been completed and burns with desire to take another adventure sport," explained Gallardo in La Ronda.
At the end of his contract in the second half of the current season, the players, as per regulations of FIFA, are authorized to negotiate on their own with the teams they want without requiring authorization from his club, a requirement to comply fully Didier Drogba. This, as reported by various Chinese media last week, has a firm offer from the club where he currently plays his former teammate Anelka team, the Shanghai Shenhua.
The commitment would not be outlandish Drogba if we consider that as with Frank Rijkaard as coach, FC Barcelona signed a veteran forward, specifically the Swede Henrik Larsson, who came with thirty-three years and be accepted the role of substitute forward. Larsson was still so much prominence and was played more if not for the serious knee injury he suffered. Interestingly, two years later was Manchester United who signed him to play half a season with thirty-five years.
Drogba has eight seasons at Chelsea, which in 2004 paid 24 million pounds sterling to Olympique Marseille, the club of origin. As a professional in Europe has scored over 220 goals.
The club azulgrana does not provide this option
As far as has been told SPORT, Drogba's profile does not fit the sport that is running Planning Andoni Zubizarreta together with Tito Vilanova. The característas of ivory are very attractive, strong, quick, passing game, experience, eye for goal ... However, his age and the fact it has already given the best of his career in England make it difficult for Barça incorporation arises though come with a free agent and request a card about half of it now receives. However, in football anything can change overnight depending on the final outcome of other parallel negotiations that are taking place and then the order of priorities may change. Larsson, for example, never was seen as a necessary signing, but a series of caroms invited Txiki Begiristain and Rijkaard to sign him. And they were right. (via SPORT)