Sports: Former Ghana star Michael Essien Completes An Unxpected Move To Indonesia

Michael Essien in suit

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).

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