China football fans greet Didier Drogba at Shanghai
14 July 2012 Last updated at 18:01 BST
Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba has arrived to a hero's welcome in China, to take up a contract to play for Shanghai Shenhua.
Hundreds of fans of the struggling Chinese Super League team greeted the 34-year-old former Chelsea star at Shanghai's Pudong airport.
Drogba's reported $300,000 (£193,000) a week salary makes him one of the world's highest paid footballers.
John Sudworth reports.