Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Saturday morning (14th July) ahead of his presentation as a Shanghai Shenhua player.
There was incredible scenes at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Saturday morning as Didier Drogba prepared to continue his football career in China.
The Ivorian international will be presented as a Shanghai Shen hua player later on Saturday before the club's home match against Beijing Guoan.
Amid a large police presence, supporters yelled and chanted as the former Chelsea forward was given a heroes reception as he exited the airport.
Having scored the winning penalty in the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Drogba was free to look for a new footballing challenge.
He chose the Chinese Super League, and will join up once again with former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai.
Thirty-four year-old Drogba, who has agreed a contract until 2014, could get his first run out for Shanghai in a friendly against Manchester United on 25th July.
Drogba treated to hero's reception in ShanghaiSunday, July 15 2012