January 6, 2016 4:08 pm
Updated: February 10, 2016 1:46 pm

Didier Drogba denies he’s leaving the Montreal Impact

WATCH ABOVE: Didier Drogba shone bright with the Montreal Impact.


MONTREAL – Has soccer superstar Didier Drogba broken the hearts of Montreal Impact fans?

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According to L’Équipe, the 37-year-old striker has reportedly told the team he’s retiring after just half a season with the MLS club.

Drogba is expected to rejoin Chelsea FC, his former club back in England, as a coach.

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The striker took to Twitter to deny rumours that he’s retiring.

Though the Impact is expected to be paid in compensation, Drogba’s departure will leave a big hole on the front line.

He was a scoring sensation with 11 goals in 12 regular season games after joining the team in July.

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He had a year remaining on his contract with the MLS club, but rumours started circulating last year that Chelsea would try to buy him out to help save a disastrous English Premier League campaign.

The Montreal Impact declined a request for comment.


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