Galatasaray sign striker Didier Drogba

Galatasaray have signed former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

The 34-year-old is on international currently on duty for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations will join the Turkish giants on an 18-month contract.

Drogba’s signing is the second major deal Galatasaray have completed in the January transfer window, having brought Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder to the club last week.

According to reports, Drogba will earn 10 million euros over the 18-months of his contract with a 15,000 euro bonus for each match he plays.

Drogba said, through his representatives Sports PR Company, on Twitter: “The opportunity to play for this great club was an offer that I could not turn down.

“I am looking forward to playing in the Champions League again, against the best clubs in Europe.”

Drogba had initially sought to return to Europe on loan and Chelsea had been in talks over a deal.

However, football world governing body Fifa blocked the move, saying it was against international transfer rules.