Didier Drogba welcomed by fans in Shanghai
July 15 , 2012
Cote D’Ivoire football star Didier Drogba has arrived in China to take up a contract to play for Shanghai Shenhua.
Hundreds of fans greeted the 34-year-old former Chelsea star at Shanghai's Pudong airport.
Drogba's reported $300,000 a week salary makes him one of the world's highest paid footballers. He has insisted he joined the struggling Chinese Super League team for the experience rather than the money.
Drogba is among many foreign stars who have made recent moves to China.
He joins former Chelsea colleague Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua, of the struggling Chinese Super League team