Galatasaray lead Akhisar Belediye 2-1 in the 85th minute, thanks to a goal and assist from Didier Drogba. The Ivorian star was greeted with a hero’s welcome at İzmir airport yesterday. The Turkish giants will take on Schalke on February 20th in a Champions League clash. Drogba looks ready to go.
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Posted by Devang Desai under Didier Drogba, Galatasaray on Feb 15, 2013
Posted by Richard Whittall under Didier Drogba, Galatasaray, Transfers on Jan 28, 2013
BİLGİ | Didier Drogba’nın transferiyle ilgili en özel gelişmeler, sürpriz bağlantılar GSTV’de! #GSTV
— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) January 28, 2013
So Galatasaray add Didier Drogba to Wesley Sneijder. Seems not all clubs have forgotten how rock the January transfer window, although this one is coming so far at a bit of a cost:
Still, can’t make egg soup without squeezing a few lemons, isn’t that right Michel Platini?
Posted by Ben Lyttleton under Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka on Nov 15, 2012
Nicolas Anelka is organizing an awards ceremony soon. He wants to hand an accolade to the journalist in France that has upset more players than anyone else. He is currently polling his former team-mates for votes and says it will be a close call. “The problem is,” he laughed, “there are just so many candidates…”
Anelka has never been popular with the French press and his reputation as a trouble-maker was set in stone when his clash with France coach Raymond Domenech set in progress the players’ strike and his subsequent expulsion from France’s 2010 World Cup squad. Note on that occasion, just like wherever else he has played, Anelka had his team-mates onside.
(It’s just coaches, though, and usually those of the France national team, that he rubs up the wrong way: he has claimed the press agenda against him is because he was young, black, rich and from les banlieues, the suburbs, of Paris: “If I drive a Ferrari, it’s frowned upon, and if I drive a Twingo, people say I’m trying to hide my money,” he once told Paris Match. “They are jealous of my success.”)
The reason this is relevant now is because Shanghai Shenhua owner Zhu Jun has reportedly confirmed that Anelka, via his agent, has indicated that he wants to leave the club halfway through his two-year deal, though no termination agreement has been reached. The rumour-mill has gone into frenzy: QPR, West Ham, LA Galaxy, even Liverpool, have been linked with a January move for Anelka (and that’s not including teams from Italy, Brazil, and the Gulf, who wanted Anelka 12 months ago).
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