Official: Michael Essien completes AC Milan move
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has confirmed he has finalized his move to Italian giants AC Milan.
After undergoing medical tests over the weekend, the Ghanaian arrived at Milanello this morning to sign a reported 18-month contract.
He posted on his official Twitter page: “Just signed my contract to join one of the best clubs in the world.Im very happy and looking forward to winning with the team#ForzaMilan.”
Essien’s deal with the Rossoneri is reportedly worth to be €1.25m for the current campaign and €2.5m next season.
He will also earn a €500,000 bonus for Champions League qualification.
The 31-year-old will be presented to the Italian media on Tuesday afternoon.
His former side Chelsea have now made official the news of his departure in posting a lengthy farewell message on their official website.
Whilst Milan have posted a welcome message through their official Twitter account with the above image included.
Essien was down the pecking order at Chelsea and made five English Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge.
He is in search of regular playing time to boost his fitness ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals Brazil in June.