Persib Bandung Signs Former Chelsea Star Essien

Persib Bandung Signs Former Chelsea Star Essien
Michael Essien dan Djajang Nurjaman © Persib/M Jatnika S

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 left Greek club Panathinaikos in 2015, for which he only scored one goal in 13 appearances.


Michael Essien in Gabung Persib Bandung. Image: ANTARA FOTO/Novrian Arbi
Michael Essien in Gabung Persib Bandung. Image: ANTARA FOTO/Novrian Arbi

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.

Source : This article first published in Jakarta Globe.

Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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