Lip ServiceBy: Richard | January 30th, 2013
For years OM fans have been hearing how Marseille is a club close to Didier Drogba’s heart. How when the time comes he wants to make his return and retire with the club that put him on the world stage. Likewise for years we’ve been patient counting down the days when Drogba will make the return “home.” Finding the definitive front man for this team has proven fickle these past few years for OM. The mediocrity of Brandao, the failure of Morientes, not to mention the up and down forms of Gignac. Yes to be fair we’ve had our number of decent strikers Cisse, Niang, and now the Ayew brothers as of late.
Now in this transfer window with the departure of Loic Remy we’ve been presented with a relatively unknown player in Modou Sougou. With the transfer window coming to a close it would seem that once again Marseille have decided to take one step forward with two huge steps back. As it stands I don’t think we will be strong enough to content for the title this year as cliché as it may sound we lack depth. I have very little faith when we continue to sell our young stars in place of the service of more “seasoned” veterans. So when I see Drogba making headlines in his move to Istanbul naturally I thought why not us? Has not Drogba stated how he wants to finish his career here, how he will never forget the fans blah blah. Well Didier we never forgot about you but in the end money talks right? Now I know some people will say that maybe he had a lot to lose coming back to the Velodrome. Perhaps he is not the same player, why spoil what in reality was a magical season for him and the fans? Frankly I don’t buy it, he’d be supported to the fullest regardless of his form and in the end should he have failed here well at least he tried.
So now I don’t want to hear of his admiration for the club, stop pulling us along unless you actually mean it. He’s made enough money since his departure for this lifetime and certainly the next but thats football right? I’m sure he’s going to make a small fortune in Istanbul no doubt figures Marseille could only dream of offering. So best of luck in Turkey, Galatasaray are a proud team with a great history and fervent supporters.Who knows we may even see them in the group stage next year of the Champions League. I wonder what Didier’s reception would be at the Velodrome?