AC MilanÂ Chief ExecutiveÂ Adriano Galliani has no doubts new signing Michael Essien will add value to the Rossoneri.Â
Milan's form this term has plummeted and are in search of magician to turn around their fortunes.
TheÂ Ghana internationalÂ has undergone medical at the La Madonnina clinic and set to complete his move fromÂ English Premier LeagueÂ side Chelsea who released him.
"Essien is an important player who has had an importantÂ career. He's reliable from a physicalÂ point of view," Galliani said.
Essien not part of Jose Mourinhoâ€™s plans for the season after making just five Premier League appearances.
He was also not registered for theÂ Champions LeagueÂ Group stage matches but AC Milan are ready to give him a starting role.
Milan faceÂ Atletico MadridÂ in the next first knock-out round of the competition and are without suspended duo Montolivo and compatriot Sulley Muntari.
"The appeal for Montolivoâ€™s suspension was rejected and heâ€™ll be out for both matches. We'll be without him and Muntari for both Champions League matches and in this sense, Essienâ€™s arrival is important," Galliani said.
"Hopefully thereâ€™ll be more surprises to come for the fans."