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Didier Drogba set to join Phoenix Rising

Milos Markovic in MLS, Transfer News & Rumours 29 Mar 2017

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The celebrated Ivory Coast international and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is not ready to call it a day and has reportedly decided join the USL side Phoenix Rising, according to France Football.

The 39-year-old striker has reportedly signed a deal with the United Soccer League club and will compete in the second-tier league together with the likes of former Chelsea forward Shaun Wright-Phillips and former Mexico striker Omar Bravo.

Didier Drogba’s move to Phoenix Rising has been mooted for quite some time and the Blues legend is said to have agreed on a three-year deal which will see him spend a year on the pitch and the other two as a sporting director for the US club.

The acquisition of renowned name such as Didier Drogba will be a boost to the club’s reputation and an important step forward both for Phoenix Rising and the USL itself.

Major League Soccer will add a new franchise in the next decade and Phoenix Rising are hoping to push themselves into the top tier.

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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