Ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is close of signing a deal with Greece giants and he was given a massive welcomes reserved for legends as he arrived in the Greek capital Athens on Monday night to complete his move to local giants Panathinaikos.
This comes after Ghana’s leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com exclusively revealed that the AC Milan star will leave the Italian giants for Panathinaikos.
On the same night that Panathinaikos secured a Champions League qualifying spot with a 2-0 win over PAOK Salonica, their fans were given a further boost by a visit from Ghana international midfielder Michael Essien who is expected to join the Athens-based club this week.
The 32-year-old is currently a free agent following the conclusion of an 18-month spell at Milan and is ready to begin the next chapter of his career in Greece.
Essien took time to give interviews to the local media and posed for photographs with several Panathinaikos supporters.
According to reports, Essien is going to be offered a two-year-deal worth €1 million a year to sign for Panathinaikos.
Source : www.ghanasoccernet.com