"These legs may be 34 but they still feel 26 and I am not thinking about retiring anytime soon," Drogba saidThe Chinese Football Association believes the domestic game, which has endured years of corruption and repeated failures by the national team, is set to take off thanks to the infusion of expensive talent such as Drogba"Let me Mens 2014 Copa Mundial Soccer Boot tell you something, now we have Drogba, Shanghai is not a common city anymore, Shanghai is a world mega-city now," said one elated fan, Lu Xiaobo, who went to greet him at the airport on Saturday morningShenhua are bankrolled by high-profile video-game tycoon Zhu JunThe Chinese Football Association believes the domestic game, which has endured years of corruption and repeated failures by the national team, is set to take off thanks to the infusion of expensive talent such as Drogba

Shanghai Shenhua play Beijing Guoan on Saturday night at home in what is regarded as one of the biggest fixtures on the Chinese domestic football calendar"China is a big sports country and it is a big challengeShenhua are just one point off the bottom of the 16-club Chinese Super League, halfway through the season, and there are huge expectations on him being able to lift the 2014 Copa Mundial TPU Leather FG Soccer Shoes team"I've been on holiday for three weeks and put on a little bit of weight so I will need to train a little bit"The money is not the most important, everybody knows that I give a lot of money to my foundation

I didn't come to China with the idea of making a lot of moneyHundreds of fans, many clad in "Drogba 11" shirts, greeted the former Chelsea star at Shanghai's Pudong airport, some carrying flowers, others brandishing his name in English on placards and many jostling to touch himCritics say the money is being wasted, with the foreigners sometimes getting paid more than the salaries of the rest of the players combined, while grassroots football is being ignored For me it would have been easy to go to another team in Europe but I chose China because of the challenge," he saidBut he insisted money was not the reason he had moved to a side languishing near the bottom of China's Super League, just weeks after he scored the penalty that won Chelsea 2014 Copa Mundial Sports Football Shoe the European Champions League

But he insisted money was not the reason he had moved to a side languishing near the bottom of China's Super League, just weeks after he scored the penalty that won Chelsea the European Champions LeagueThe Ivory Coast striker sealed a deal that Chinese and British media have said is worth 200,000 pounds ($314,000) a week, making him the highest-paid player in China and in the top bracket globallyThe Chinese Football Association believes the domestic game, which has endured years of corruption and repeated failures by the national team, is set to take off thanks to the infusion of expensive talent such as DrogbaHundreds of fans, many clad in "Drogba 11" shirts, greeted the former Chelsea star at Shanghai's Pudong airport, some carrying flowers, others brandishing his name in English on placards and many jostling to touch Adidas 2014 World Cup Outdoor FG Soccer Cleat him In the far south of the country,World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi is at the helm of league-leaders Guangzhou Evergrande, and Nigerian striker Ayegbeni Yakubu has just signed with cross-town rivals Guangzhou R&F

The pair will work under former Argentine coach Sergio Batista, who joined the club in MayDrogba will not play and said he was not yet sure when he would represent Shenhua for the first time Even when I was at Chelsea I never experienced anything like this," the 34-year-old told reporters at a press conference to launch his career with Shanghai Shenhua"I've been on holiday for three weeks and put on a little bit of weight so I will need to train a little bit