Didier Drogba has revealed he spoke to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘years ago’ over a potential move to Chelsea.
The former Arsenal striker sealed a deadline day move to the Blues on Thursday for a fee of €12million from Barcelona.
Chelsea legend Drogba responded to Aubameyang on social media to congratulate his friend on his return to the English Premier League.
After completing the last-minute move on deadline day, Aubameyang posted a photo of him wearing the Blues’ No 9 shirt.
Drogba in response, wrote: ‘Finally!!!!! Remember the time we spoke about it years ago. Happy for you brother.’
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) September 2, 2022
Drogba and Aubameyang are close friends, with the Chelsea legend once describing the latter as his ‘little bro’ after the Gabon striker did Drogba’s trademark celebration after scoring a goal during his time at Arsenal.