Reports revealed that the midfielder had arrived in the Asian country to seal the move.
True to the report, the West Java-based club announced on Tuesday that they have signed the midfielder on a one-year contract.
“Welcome! @MichaelEssien is officially a member of #PERSIB’s big family,” a statement from the club read on Tuesday evening Indonesian time.
The deal will make the midfield icon the highest paid player in the Asian country with a reported 800,000 Euros a year salary.
Essien will be officially unveiled today at a ceremony which coincides with the 84th anniversary celebrations of Persib.
He becomes the biggest name to play in the Indonesia top-flight league this season.
He will wear the number five jersey for The Blue Prince (as Persib are nicknamed).