Michael Essien might be leaving for Qarabag

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Michael Essien, the former Chelsea midfielder who currently plays for Greek club Panathinaikos might be leaving soon for the Azerbaijan team Qarabag.

The midfielder has been criticizing for his nonchalant display by his coach.

Panathinaikos’ coach Andrea Stramaccioni was not satisfied by Michael Essien performance in an important match against Olympiacos. Some report that his performance was just because he was not selected as part of the starting 11. In any case, there are rumors that this might have been his last performance with the Greek club.

Michael Essien replaced Lucas MartĂ­n Villafanez with 20 minutes left to play and was not really pleased. This was shown by his attitude on the pitch where he played at a pedestrian pace.

Essien joined the Greek side in the summer and managed only 13 appearances for them. It is believed that the Panathinaikos coach will inform his board that he will not allow Essien to play again for his team and that he could be sold.

Premier League fans will best remember Michael Essien from his time at Chelsea. He signed for the Premier League side in 2005 from Lyon and established himself as one of the most valuable players on the London team. He made his debut in a game against Arsenal, which his side won 1-0. He went on to make 256 appearances for Chelsea and scored 25 goals in the process. He won the Premier League 2 times with Chelsea, 4 FA Cup trophies, 1 League Cup as well the Champions League.

In 2012, he went on loan to Real Madrid where he reunited with Jose Mourinho. He made 34 appearances for the Spanish team and scored 2 goals.

In 2014, he left Chelsea for Milan where he managed 22 appearances for the Italian team over the course of 2 seasons. After this, he made the switch to his current club Panathinaikos.