Ghana Midfielder Michael Essien Pops Up D.C United Radar

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is reported to be attracting interest from American side D. C United ahead of the Major League Soccer season.

The 35-year-old, who currently plies his trade with Indonesian side Persib Bandung, had an inconsistent debut season in the Indonesian Premier League as he battled with injuries, scoring five goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for the side.

The former Chelsea ace has not reported to training yet, but he is expected to join the rest of the team on Friday but his future is still uncertain.

Meanwhile, Essien, who has been a part of a sponsorship boost for the club, might leave for life in the MLS.

According to reports in Indonesian, his departure could affect the club financial.

The Commissioner of PT Persib Bandung Dignity (UN) Zainuri Hasyim, says it can not ensure the future of Essien with Persib because it is still waiting for his arrival, after healing the injury.

“Later on Friday or next week he says he wants to come in. We’ll see the conditions later when he’s there,” he said. (Mario Gomez) wants to see his condition after recovering, “Zainuri said yesterday.

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