Exclusive: Essien arrives in Italy to seal AC Milan move

Essien handed Milan jersey on arrival

Essien handed Milan jersey on arrival

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has arrived in Italy to complete his move to giants AC Milan, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 31-year-old arrived in Milan Friday evening after he was given the all-clear by Chelsea.

Essien will sign an 18-month contract at no cost to the Rossoneri.

The Ghana international was given a huge payoff for the remaining one-and-a-half years left to run on his deal at Chelsea.

The ex Olumpique Lyon man brings to an end to his thrilling eight-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, which saw him win nine major titles, including the Champions League, two Premier League crowns, four FA Cup titles and a League Cup and a Community Shield.

Essien however played very minimal first team roles in his latter months at Chelsea.

He will be linking up with Black Stars teammate Sulley Muntari who is already a Milan player.

The midfield enforcer is expected to play a major role for Milan when the Champions League resumes due to the suspension of key midfielders; Ricardo Montolivo and Muntari.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. spellBOUND says:

    finally he will get some much needed game time. with milan’s struggles, he will not be left on the bench.

  2. MALCOLM says:

    for your info dear site ghanasoccernet.com, Essien wasn’t given a single penny by Chelsea to leave, he left on a permanent transfer, he opted to leave and not Chelsea wanted, he has to thank them because they didn’t ask for a transfer fee, but just to be clear Essien wasn’t paid to leave

  3. kuukuphilly says:

    bull shit mohrinho…

  4. Benito says:

    Wise move,we pray that he doesn’t get any injuries cuz of the world.

  5. fifa says:

    Essiem finally move to Ac Milan i wish him goodluck at his new club

  6. fifa says:

    Essien finally move to Ac milan i wish him good luck at his new club