Drogba joins Galatasaray

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 09:00 hrs

London, Jan 29 (IANS) Turkish football club Galatasaray have reached a deal to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed on their website.

The club said Monday that Drogba had agreed to an 18-month deal.

The 34-year-old is currently playing for his country Cote d'Ivoire at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The BBC said that Drogba has said via his representatives on Twitter, "I am looking forward to playing in the Champions League again."

Galatasaray are through to the last 16 of the competition, where they face German side FC Schalke 04.

"The opportunity to play for this great club was an offer that I could not turn down," said Drogba.

His representatives said he would join up with the Turkish side once the Africa Cup of Nations was over.

The former Chelsea striker joined Shanghai Shenhua in June and scored eight goals in 11 appearances.

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