AC Milan midfielder SulleyÂ MuntariÂ has welcomed fellow Ghanaian MichaelÂ Essien to the Italian giants insisting the former Chelsea star will help improve the fortunes of the struggling giants.
Muntari expressed his delight over AC Milan's capture of his close friend after negotiations between Chelsea and the Italian club went smooth.
EssienÂ will complete his transfer from Chelsea on Saturday if he is successful in his medicals after the English side agreed to release the Ghanaian on a free transfer.
The ex-Chelsea star flew in to Italy on Friday evening and went to dinner withÂ MuntariÂ and CEOÂ AdrianoÂ Galliani before Muntari hailed the capture of the midfielder from the Blues.
â€œEssienÂ has a lot of experience and played so much in Europe for many important clubs,â€Â MuntariÂ told reporters.
He can bring a great deal to Milan.
â€œI am happy that he is here. I hope he can bring a great deal to Milan. First we must do well with Milan, then we can think about Ghana.
â€œI think he can handle the SanÂ SiroÂ atmosphere. He didnâ€™t find space at Chelsea, but life is like that and you have to go elsewhere.â€
It is reportedÂ EssienÂ will have wages worth â‚¬1.5m for the next six months and â‚¬3mÂ for next season on a contract that expires in June 2015.
MuntariÂ also commented on life under new Coach ClarenceÂ Seedorf.
â€œEven when he was a player heâ€™d still give everyone advice, so imagine now that he is my Coach. We are relaxed and the Coach gives us the confidence necessary to stay calm. We are working with our heads and have faith in what we are doing.â€