Michael Essien joins Indonesian side

Michael Essien has completed a move to Persib Bandung in the Indonesian topflight league, Persib Bandung on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old’s deal is reported to worth 800,000 euros a year salary.

Michael Essien has been clubless since parting ways with Panathinaikos in the Greek topflight league last year.

And he has been training with his former side Chelsea at Cobham in London.

Persib Bandung will be Michael Essien’s first club outside Europe, having had deals in Australia and other non European nations fallen through in recent times.

The Black Stars midfielder has had stints with Bastia, Olympique Lyon, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

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