Didier Drogba’s striker son Isaac – formerly of Chelsea’s youth academy – signs for Italian fourth division promotion chasers Folgore Caratese
- Didier Drogba’s son Isaac has signed for Italian fourth tier side Folgore Caratese
- The 20-year-old had spells with Chelsea youth set up and French side Guingamp
- Folgore Caratese are seventh in Group A of Serie D and are chasing promotion
- Didier Drogba retired in 2018 after an incredibly successful playing career
Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier, has signed a deal with Italian fourth division side Folgore Caratese, the club announced on Monday.
The 20-year-old, who operates in attack like his father, has joined the Lombardy-based side after spells in the Chelsea youth setup and with the Under-19 and B teams of French side Guingamp.
His father Didier began his career in the French second tier at Le Mans and went on to win four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League at Chelsea.
Issac Drogba (left) with his father Didier has signed for Italian Serie D side Folgore Caratese
He also won a Turkish title with Galatasaray, and became Ivory Coast’s all-time top scorer before retiring in 2018.
Isaac will now be tasked with firing his new employers towards Serie C, as they currently sit seventh in Group A of Serie D, two points outside a playoff spot.
The 20-year-old mainly operates as a central striker, but can also play on the left and the right of a front three.
Prior to joining Folgore Caratese the younger Drogba had been without a club since leaving Guingamp’s B side last summer. His deal with the Italian side runs until June 30.
Didier Drogba had a successful career which included winning the Champions League in 2012