Persib Bandung Michael Essien looking forward to Indonesian ‘experience’

The Ghanaian international is in confident mode ahead of the start of the Indonesian league.

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Newly signed Persib Bandung midfielder, Michael Essien is already looking forward to making his mark with the Indonesian club when the season begins.

Essien joined the Indonesian club on a free transfer earlier in March, but has had to wait for his unveiling following a late schedule for the start of the league.

The midfielder was finally unveiled on Thursday, with fans of the club given the chance to see their new signing.

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And the former Chelsea and AC Milan anchorman has iterated his readiness ahead of the start of the league season.

The 34-year-old was mobbed at the airport upon arrival in Indonesia by a huge fan base, and he insists his sole focus is to take the club to new heights.

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“I’m happy to be here. You know I came here before and I saw the fans and everyone at the club has been nice to me. So I’m happy,” Essien told the club’s YouTube channel.

“The trip [to Indonesia] is okay; it is very far though. But I made it, so I am happy.

“I don’t know very much [about the Indonesian league], but I am here to experience it. So I am looking forward to the league here [in Indonesia], and hopefully Bandung will do something this year.”

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Essien last played for Greek giants Panathinaikos, but was released after he was plagued by niggling injuries throughout his stay.

The former Real Madrid midfielder is believed to have signed a one year deal with Persib Bandung with a reported net of £800,000 per year.

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