Essien joins Greek side Panathinaikos

Michael Essien has sealed a two-year switch from AC Milan to Greek side, Panathinaikos.
Essien, 32, finalized his switch from the Italian club on Wednesday, in a deal reportedly worth 1million euros annually.
The midfielder said: “I am very happy that I am here and that I will continue my career in Panathinaikos.
“I am looking forward to meet my new team and win trophies with my new team mates. I want to give back the love that everyone has shown me and to thank the fans that welcomed me so warmly.”
Essien who arrived in Athens on Monday to a massive welcome by supporters prior to his medical, joins the Greek club with a strong track record.
The midfielder is a league title winner with French side, Lyon. Essien joined English side Chelsea in 2006 and won three Premier League titles and the Champions League.
Essien who enjoyed a loan spell with Spanish giants, Real Madrid where he featured 20 times and scored two goals had a torrid time with injuries in the closing moments of his time with the West London club.
He earned a year-long switch with Milan in 2014, making 22 appearances for the former champions.
Credit: GNA

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