Didier Drogba’s teenage son Isaac has followed in his legendary father’s footsteps by agreeing on a deal to sign for Ligue 1 outfit Guingamp.
The 17-year-old Drogba, who has also spent time in the Chelsea academy, was unveiled by the French club on Monday, all of 16 years after they signed his father in a £80,000 deal from Le Mans.
And a beaming Drogba, who plays for MLS side Phoenix Rising at the tender age of 39 years old, could not hide his delight as he posted a photo of his son with his new shirt on Instagram.
‘Couldn’t be more proud of you,’ he wrote.
Former Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard was quick to add his congratulations, commenting: ‘Congratulations! I remember Isaac as the small polite boy! Now a man!’
John Terry added: ‘Can’t believe how big he is mate, congratulations.’
Drogba Jnr still has a long way to go to match his father’s achievements and will have to find a way into the first-team by impressing after linking up with the Under-19 academy side.
It was during a solitary season with the Guingamp that Drogba Snr really burst onto the scene in France, earning a move to Marseille the very next summer where he would catch the eye of Europe by leading them to the 2004 UEFA Cup final.