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 Isaac, signs for the Lombardy side after leaving Guingamps youth teams last summer, having initially come through the ranks at the club his father won the Champions League with in 2013. Sky Sport report that the club had long been in the running for the striker’s signature with the forward becoming the second major recruit in Serie D this season after the arrival of former Inter and Brazil full back Maicon at Sona.
The club was formed in 2011 following a merger of two local clubs in the town of Carate Brava, near Monza, and have played in Italy’s fourth tier ever since. The team plays in Group A of Serie D’s nine pools, where they currently le seventh in the table.
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, a Turkish title with Galatasaray, and become the 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.