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Didier Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China to start a two-and-a-half year contract with Shanghai Shenhua.

Didier Drogba in ChinaFootball star Didier Drogba speaks at a press conference after arriving in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.Didier Drogba in ChinaFootball star Didier Drogba (L) and club director Zhu Jun (R) hold up a Shanghai Shenhua FC jersey a… Read MoreFootball star Didier Drogba (L) and club director Zhu Jun (R) hold up a Shanghai Shenhua FC jersey at a press conference after Drogba’s arrival in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaPolice form a line in front of a cordon as Shanghai Shenhua fans shout to welcome former Chelsea foo… Read MorePolice form a line in front of a cordon as Shanghai Shenhua fans shout to welcome former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba upon his arrival at Pudong international airport in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaFootball star Didier Drogba holds up a Shanghai Shenhua FC jersey at a press conference after Drogba… Read MoreFootball star Didier Drogba holds up a Shanghai Shenhua FC jersey at a press conference after Drogba’s arrival in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in China to start a two-and-a-half year contract that is expected to make him one of football’s highest-paid players.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaFormer Chelsea soccer player Didier Drogba waves upon arrival for a press conference in Shanghai, China, Saturday July 14, 2012. Drogba signed with Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year contract that will reportedly make him China’s highest-paid player.Didier Drogba in ChinaIvory Coast striker Didier Drogba waves as he arrives at Shanghai Pudong airport July 14, 2012. Drog… Read MoreIvory Coast striker Didier Drogba waves as he arrives at Shanghai Pudong airport July 14, 2012. Drogba ended weeks of speculation about his future by joining big-spending Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua on June 20, 2012. No financial details of the two-and-a-half-year contract were revealed by former Chelsea player Drogba or the club but widespread media reports said the Ivory Coast striker would receive in the region of $300,000 a week.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaA fan of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba holds up a sign in support after Drogba's arrival at Shan… Read MoreA fan of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba holds up a sign in support after Drogba’s arrival at Shanghai Pudong airport July 14, 2012. Drogba ended weeks of speculation about his future by joining big-spending Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua on June 20, 2012. No financial details of the two-and-a-half-year contract were revealed by former Chelsea player Drogba or the club but widespread media reports said the Ivory Coast striker would receive in the region of $300,000 a week. The sign reads, “Devil beast, I love you.”Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaShanghai Shenhua fans shout after former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba arrived at Pudong inter… Read MoreShanghai Shenhua fans shout after former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba arrived at Pudong international airport in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba will take up his new role at Shanghai Shenhua FC after announcing last month he had signed with the big-spending Chinese club until 2014, joining his former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka who started with the team in January.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaShanghai Shenhua fans shout after former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba arrived at Pudong inter… Read MoreShanghai Shenhua fans shout after former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba arrived at Pudong international airport in Shanghai on July 14, 2012. Drogba will take up his new role at Shanghai Shenhua FC after announcing last month he had signed with the big-spending Chinese club until 2014, joining his former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka who started with the team in January.Read LessDidier Drogba in ChinaA fan of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba reacts after Drogba's arrival at Shanghai Pudong airport … Read MoreA fan of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba reacts after Drogba’s arrival at Shanghai Pudong airport July 14, 2012. Drogba ended weeks of speculation about his future by joining big-spending Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua on June 20, 2012. No financial details of the two-and-a-half-year contract were revealed by former Chelsea player Drogba or the club but widespread media reports said the Ivory Coast striker would receive in the region of $300,000 a week.Read Less

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