Ghanaian world class midfielder Michael Essien is now the highest paid player in Indonesia with a reported yearly wages of $647,000 at Persib Bandung.

Michael Essien
Michael Essien
The 33-year-old joined Persib as the Club’s biggest ever signing this month.

Essien according to reports has outmanned former Australian star Sergio van Dijk who previously received $337,000 to become the highest paid player in the Indonesian top-flight.

“Some of you have known Essien’s contract, he’s now the highest-paid footballer in Indonesia,” Persib team manager Umuh Muchtar said on Wednesday (15/03), as quoted by state-news agency Antara.

The Ghanaian international moved to the Asian country after six months without a Club having terminated his contract with Greek side Panathiniakos.

Essien also played for Chelsea in England, AC Milan in Italy and Real Madrid in Spain.

He is a product of St. Augustine’s College at Cape Coast. He played for Mighty Victory colts club, Liberty Babies and Professionals in Ghana.

From Sammy Heywood Okine

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