Drogba must stay at Chelsea says Elliot

Former Chelsea midfielder Paul Elliot believes the Blues have to keep Didier Drogba if they want to have success, talkSPORT reports.

Drogba’s current contract expires at the end of the season and Chelsea are said to have approached the striker with a one year deal. The Ivorian is desperate for a two-year deal before he commits to Stamford Bridge and can be offered a pre-contract by clubs in the January transfer window. Drogba wants to stay in West London, but the Blues are holding firm on giving the 33 year old a one year contract given his age.

Elliot believes that the club have to reward Drogba with what he wants, due to the impact he holds on the side. The former Blues defender has pleaded to the club’s executives to listen to the Ivorian and provide manager Andre Villas-Boas with a world-class striker.

‘Drogba’s a handful when he’s up for it. He has got to be at that football club, he’s intrinsically linked to Chelsea’s run in. He’s 33 now, but he’s still got the body of a 25 year old, he frightens the life out of people, his pace, his power, his ability to score goals. He leads the line and scares defenders. Chelsea should give him a new contract’, Elliot said.

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