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Abramovich Was Told To ‘Just Pay’ And This Player Became A Hit

Amuda Segun

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had to be convinced thoroughly before he sanctioned the move for club legend Didier Drogba on 2014.

Roman Abramovich paid £24m to sign Didier Drogba from French Ligue 1 side Marseille after much persuasion from manager Jose Mourinho who was confident that the ex-Ivorian international will be a hit at Stamford Bridge and he was right.

Marseille president Christophe Boucher talked about the Drogba to Chelsea deal via TalkSport.

Didier Drogba scored more than 160 goals for Chelsea during his career with the West Lomdon outfit.

His biggest contribution in a Chelsea shirt was when he scored a vital goal for the Blues in the Champions League final in 2012.

Bayern Munich were the hosts of the Champions League final and the opponents of Chelsea as the two clubs shared a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes after the goal from Didier Drogba cancelled out the opening strike from Thomas Mueller.

The two goals came in the final ten minutes of the game.

Chelsea went on to win that final on penalties to secure their first and only Champions League title till date.

Since that triumph, Chelsea have won the Europa League on two occasions in 2013 vs Benfica and 2019 vs London rivals Arsenal.

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