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A majority feel that the striker had to leave the club after helping them to win their first-ever Champions League crown by scoring a vital equaliser and the winning penalty

Nearly half of Goal.com readers believe that Didier Drogba is right to leave Chelsea after helping to guide the club to an FA Cup and Champions League double.

Speculation had grown in recent weeks over his future and both club and player announced on Tuesday that the Ivory Coast international will leave when his contract expires at the end of June.

The forward joined the club from Marseille for £24 million eight seasons ago and went on to establish himself as one of the club’s most prolific strikers.

With his future still in doubt at the time of the poll, 47.2 per cent voters said that "he should go out on a high" and depart the club after lifting Europe's top trophy.
 
While 23.53% believed that he should stay at Chelsea as "he's proved he's still one of the best around," and 19% thought: "not yet, there's at least another season left in him".

Finally, 10.27% thought that he should leave as "he's past his best and it's time to give others a chance."

Drogba's next destination is unknown, though reports have strongly linked him to Shanghai Shenhua in China.

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Should Didier Drogba leave Chelsea?

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