Essien not coming to Australia

Michael Essien will not be signing for Australian side Melbourne Victory this season.

There were media reports that the former Chelsea midfielder might be signing for the club but the deal has finally not materialized.

Michael Essien Decides against Joining Melbourne Victory

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has rejected the opportunity to join the A-league.

Melbourne Victory were very keen on signing the player who is available on a free.Essien decided to end his contract with Greek outfit Panathinaikos by mutual consent. It means that he is free to join any club across the world.Essien was identified by Melbourne Victory as someone who could be the marquee signing. Just like in the MLS, the Australian league allows a handful of names to join clubs as a marquee signing. These players would be given certain exceptions over the course of the season.


Former Chelsea player Michael Essien is reported to be keen on playing in the Australian league.

Essien has given Australian football agent an authorization to look for interested clubs ready to sign him in the A-League. The former Ghana international has featured for prominent sides – Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan and others. The 33-year old player has picked Australia has his next target. He won two Premier League titles and four FA Cups with the Blues. He was part of the Champions League winning team during his eight-and-a-half year stint with Chelsea.


Former Ghana international Michael Essien picked up a football punditry role as he tries to diversify from active playing, yet within the industry. The ex-Blues and Real Madrid man was live on a panel set up on Saudi-based MBC Sports. He made his debut in a temporary studio in Craven Cottage during a game in the Saudi Super Cup, local media report.

The Ghanaian joined the punditry moved to France to launch his professional career after earlier years in Ghana. He moved to Olympique Lyon, impressed before moving to Chelsea.

Essien starts life as pundit

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has made his first appearance as a TV pundit in Saudi Arabia.

He joins a long list of former footballers who are making money by working as a pundit. His first match has been for the game opposing Al Ahli and Al Hilal for the Saudi Super Cup. He joined a panel form of other former footballers and current coach and provided his insights on the game.

Michael Essien’s time in the limelight may be over already

It appears that former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien’s time in the limelight may be over already, as he is on the verge of a move to Chinese football.

A number of Ghana’s top stars likeAsamoah Gyan have moved over to Chinese football in search of the riches on offer.

The Chinese league has been spending vast sums of money in the hope of attracting top talent. As of now, they have been able to bring in only aging players or those on the wane. Essien is one of them, as numerous knee injuries have robbed him of a great career.

Michael Essien to participate in charity game

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien will be involved in a charity game organized by former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

The match will be held on the 16th of July in Ankara Turkey and will feature many other international football players.


Ex-Chelsea powerhouse defender, Michael Essien is set to leave his Greek club after getting few playing time this season.

The Ghanaian legend has been unsettled at the Greek giants since making that career switch during the summer window on a free transfer. Essien played for Olympique Lyon in 2003 before moving to Chelsea in 2005 for 38 million Euros. He went on loan to Spanish Giant Real Madrid in 2012 before returning to Stamford Bridge. He left on a free transfer to AC Milan in 2013 before joining his current club in 2015.

Essien continues playing a back-up role

It’s been quite a few years now that Michael Essien has had to settle with a place on the sidelines of any club that he joins. This doesn’t come much as a surprise, especially after taking into consideration the fact that Essien is 33 years old and his age does appear to be catching up to him and it’s becoming evident in the pitch as well.

Michael Essien started being dropped to the sidelines on a more consistent basis when he joined Ac.Milan back on January of 2014 and the playing time of Essien with the Italian club was seriously limited as the veteran midfielder had to spend the majority of the time on the bench.

Michael Essien is expected to leave Panathinaikos

Michael Essien originally joined Panathinaikos on June of 2015 but he couldn’t play any competitive match with the Greek club until 3 months later due to a leg injury.

When he did manage to make his debut appearance and play, Essien made a string of impressive performances. The Ghanaian midfielder helped Panathinaikos in climbing to the top spots of the Greek Super League.

Unfortunately for Michael Essien, his influence in Panathinaikos has dropped as he has missed out from a number of matches and been given more time on the sidelines as a substitute player.


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