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Didier Drogba’s son has reportedly gone AWOL from his Portuguese club side Academia after travelling to France.
Isaac Drogba, 21, joined the B team of Academia, a second-tier Portuguese side, from Italian club Catarese back in September. He told Academia that he was going to France to undergo school exams in January but has since failed to return.
Portuguese outlet ZeroZero claims, via AS, neither club officials or his team-mates know of his whereabouts, despite the forward having a contract in place. The club also claim no contact has been made by the legendary Chelsea forward’s son in over two months.
Academica’s U23 coach Miguel Carvalho shed light on the situation, saying: “He is a fun, fast, technically good striker, he needed time to grow. The one who comes from outside always he needs some time and he didn't have it.
“He left and we don't know if he'll come back. It's a shame to be a bit settled because the quality is there. We agreed on a return date and he didn't show up. We haven't heard anything more about him.”
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Academia teammate Matheus Palmerio added: “Isaac lived in our house for a few months, he was welcomed. In January he said goodbye to us, said he was going to spend the weekend in France with his family and didn't come back. Honestly, I don't even know if he's coming back.”
Isaac started off his career at Chelsea, where his dad won an astonishing 14 trophies. But he never managed to break through into the first-team setup and departed for French side Guingamp in 2018, before heading to Italy for Serie D side Folgore Caratese.
The youngster’s last social media post dates back to December on his 21st birthday with a photo taken in Portugal, just before he went AWOL.
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