Sources are reporting that Ivory Coast international and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will join Seattle Sounders FC at the end of the European season this summer. Drogba is currently playing for Galatasaray of the Turkish League, where he has scored 11 goals for the club, including two in this season’s UEFA Champions League.

This move is a very interesting one to think about. As of now, Seattle does not have the cap room to make this deal go through, but they may in the near future. They do have the allocation money that was acquired in the Eddie Johnson to DC United trade, as well as a potential buyout of the Shalrie Joseph contract. If Drogba is coming during the summer transfer window, he would only count for approximately a $175,000 cap hit as a DP .

While Seattle does have three designated players already on their books, there could be a way that they could make the deal work while keeping all of their DPs on the roster. They may be able to rework the contract of Osvaldo Alsono to take off the DP tag; that may be require more years on the deal, but Sounders fans will not be disappointed to see that.

Another option could be to sell Obafemi Martins during the window. While this option is probably the least likely to happen, it should be remembered that he was linked to a few Turkish clubs during the January transfer window.