Friday, November 24, 2017

Essien set for Australlian move

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is closing in on a free transfer to Australian side Melbourne Victory, according to the Express.

The thirty-three year old was back with the Blues this summer in order to maintain his fitness, and featured for them in a 2-1 friendly victory over Brentford.

Most recently the Ghana international was with Greek side Panathanikos, where he made fifteen appearances scoring one goal.

Prior to his move to Greece he spend eighteen months with AC Milan while he also had a loan spell with Real Madrid during his time with Chelsea.

In total he made over two hundred and fifty appearances for the Blues, scoring twenty-five goals and with them won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.

He has been capped fifty-eight times for his country, scoring nine goals and was part of the squad that attended the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany and also the tournament in Brazil eight years later.

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Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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