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Montreal Impact sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba following trade with Chicago Fire

FILE - In this Sunday, May 24, 2015 file photo, the crown of the trophy is placed on the head of Didier Drogba after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Montreal Impact says it has signed former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Impact confirmed the signing on Monday, July 27, 2015 following a trade with Chicago Fire, which had initially completed a move for the 37-year-old forward. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FILE - In this Sunday, May 24, 2015 file photo, the crown of the trophy is placed on the head of Didier Drogba after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Montreal Impact says it has signed former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Impact confirmed the signing on Monday, July 27, 2015 following a trade with Chicago Fire, which had initially completed a move for the 37-year-old forward. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)  (The Associated Press)

Montreal Impact says it has signed former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Impact confirmed the signing on Monday following a trade with Chicago Fire, which had initially completed a move for the 37-year-old forward.

Drogba joins the MLS club following his second spell at Chelsea where he won the league title last season.

"It's an honor to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact," said club president Joey Saputo.

The Chicago club sold Drogba to Impact for an undisclosed fee.

"We are very excited and thrilled to add to our roster a player with an exceptional career," added Technical Director Adam Braz.

Drogba won four English league titles in total and scored the winning penalty kick as Chelsea won its first ever Champions League crown in 2012.