Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half year deal.
It means Drogba will come up against Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League side's tour match on July 25.
Drogba had offers from a string of top clubs - believed to include Real Madrid - after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer last month.
But he has decided to head to the Far East to see out his career at the same club as former team-mate Nicolas Anelka.
The 34-year-old is expected to earn around £200,000 per week at his new club.
He said: 'Today I can inform you that I have signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for a two and a half year deal. I will fly out to join up with the squad in July.
'I have considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but I feel that Shanghai Shenhua is the right move for me at this time.
'I am looking forward to a new challenge and to experiencing a new culture, and I am excited about the new developments in the Chinese Super League.
'When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans. I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa.'
Zhou Jun (R), director of Shanghai Shenhua Football Club, and soccer player Didier Drogba hold up a Shanghai Shenhua FC jersey during a news conference in Shanghai, July 14, 2012.