Persib Bandung Signs Former Chelsea Star Essien i

West Java's Persib Bandung announced on Tuesday (14/03) it has signed former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien. (Photo courtesy of Persib Bandung)

By : JG | on 1:05 PM March 14, 2017
Category : Sports, Football, Featured

Jakarta. West Java's Persib Bandung announced on Tuesday (14/03) it has signed for one year former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien.

Persib, which according to rumors plans to make an initial public offering, announced on its Twitter and Instagram accounts that it had acquired the former Ghana international player.

"Welcome! @MichaelEssien is officially a member of #PERSIB's big family," said the tweet.

The 34-year-old defensive midfielder was unemployed since 2015, after he left Greek club Panathinaikos, for which he only scored one goal in 13 appearances.

Prior to Persib's offer, he was reportedly in talks with three Swedish clubs.

During his peak time at Chelsea, he won nine trophies, including two Premier League and an UEFA Champions League titles.

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