By Pina Peters
Didier Drogba has enjoyed a stellar career in England, France, Turkey and China but he appeared to be taken aback by the welcome he received in Montreal on Wednesday.
Hundreds of fans turned up at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to greet the Ivorian star after he agreed to join MLS side Montreal Impact.
The 37-year-old left Chelsea this summer after playing 381 games for the Blues and winning four Premier League titles across two spells with the London club.
Drogba, who was released by the west London side at the end of the season, will officially join the Canadian club when he receives his Canadian work permit.
The MLS side are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference and took to Twitter to confirm the news on Monday night.
Impact President Joey Saputo told the club’s official website: It’s an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact. From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal.