The worst has been confirmed. The secret could be kept no more: Didier Drogba might be leaving the Montreal Impact to join Chelsea FC and be part of the staff as the London club tries to revive itself.
We are currently in contact with Didier Drogba and Chelsea FC. We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016.#IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 23, 2015
Doing everything you can might be a very limited thing for the Impact. But if the club can find a way to get Drogba to play in MLS while somehow fulfilling his duties at Chelsea: A christmas miracle.
The club adds later on Twitter that it's doing everything it can to have Drogba back for the 2016. Though it's quite understandable that Joey Saputo's club is handcuffed and can only hope to find terms with Chelsea and Drogba.
Outside the sporting impact of Drogba's potentiel absence (short, prolonged or retirement), the commercial impact is huge as the 2012 MLS expansion club has basically based it's marketing strategy toward the fact that The King would be racking up goals in Don Garber's league.
The worst that could happen might actually happen and the Drogba Buzz can easily turn into a Drogba hangover.