Michael Essien signs to play for Indonesian club Persib Bandung (Video & Photo)...

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesian top flight Persib Bandung on a one-year deal ahead of the start of the 2017 Liga 1.

Essien has been recruited as a marquee player by Persib and will have the option of extending his contract for a further year at the end of the 2017/2018 season depending on his performances.

The former Liberty Professionals player is tipped to become the highest paid player in the Indonesian Liga 1 on a contract worth a reported 800,000 euros a year.

The 34-year-old will wear the number five jersey for The Blue Prince (as Persib are nicknamed).

Former Chelsea cult hero, Essien will be officially unveiled today at a ceremony which conincides with the 84th anniversary celebrations of Persib.

Persib Bandung, commonly known as Persib is an Indonesian professional football club based in Bandung, Indonesia. They currently compete in the Liga 1.

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