Didier Drogba has announced he is leaving Montreal Impact – but could carry on playing at the age of 38.
Chelsea legend Drogba has yet to decide whether to continue his playing career or move into coaching, having previously been linked with a return to work at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba, one of the all-time greats in the Premier League, has enjoyed a sensational time in the MLS as he has played 36 games, scored 22 goals and Montreal are still in the play-offs.
His statistics put him above Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and it means he is unlikely to be short of offers to carry on playing.
Drogba helped Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 3-2 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals in front of a sell-out 61,000 crowd.
The second leg will be on November 30 with the winner progressing to the MLS Cup final in Seattle or Colorado on 10 December.
Drogba said: “There’s still one or maybe two games to go. Next week’s game is more important than if it’s finished or not.
“Everyone knows it was my last game here. Now let’s focus on the semi-final.”
Montreal posted a video of Drogba’s highlights on their Twitter account and wrote ‘Merci, Didier’.
Chelsea have left the door open for the possibility for Lampard to return as a coach while the club actually moved to try and bring back Drogba to the staff last season.
Drogba is highly thought of within Stamford Bridge for his career success and as a leader.