Cameroon international Petrus Boumal says he would love to play with former Chelsea ace Michael Essien.
Boumal is a regular for the Russian Premier League side Ural FC, making 11 appearances in all competitions this season so far.
The 27-year-old disclosed that he idolised two former Chelsea stars Claude Makelele and Michael Essien when growing up.
The central midfielder has expressed his desire to line-up alongside the aforementioned duo.
“Makelele and Essien are two players I really loved. I loved watching their style of play, how they move, how they tackle and how they attack the ball.
“They maintained the balance between attackers and defenders. They played for Chelsea and since they played there, I really loved Chelsea.
“I watch their games and support them. It is the best team for me.”