Just under two months of joining Chinese Super League side,Shanghai Shenhua,Didier Drogba could be looking for another club alongside teammate Nicolas Anelka.
According to the Chinese media,a board room bickering could lead to the exit of both players,with the China Daily claiming that chairman Zhu Jun, wants to continue backing the club financially,provided he is given greater authority at Shenhua,having gotten 28.5% already.
Zhu purchased the 28.5% stake,on the grounds that an €18 million investment over two years would enable him to extend his ownership of the outfit to 70%.
Majority of the money was used in the acquisition of Drogba and Anelka,but other shareholders are now complaining,that they were not involved in the purchase of the players.
It is understood that Zhu has invested over €70m since he joined Shenhua in 2007,and a club official who spoke to Oriental Sports Daily said:”It is annoying and has had a bad effect on many of our tasks.”
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“The equity stakes issue has become the biggest bottleneck for the development of Shenhua.”
The problem at the board could affect the running of the club,as Drogba and Anelka could be on their way out,because their €240,000-a-week contracts could be too big for Shenhua to foot the bill.