Michael Essien to try Korea League


Ex-Chelsea Midfielder, Michael Essien is set to move to South Korea, after the Indonesian Club he plies his trade with- Persib Bandung declared him surplus to requirement.
The former Ghana international, according to GhanaWeb was cut loose after it became clear that for the club to register its two new foreign recruits, it will require offloading one of its current players from overseas.  
Disclosing this to newsmen, the president of Persib Bandung, Kuswala S. Tatrono, claims a club in the K-league, South Koreas premier division is interested in the signature of the footballer.
"I have not talked to Essien yet, but a K-League club is interested in recruiting Essien," Tatrono said.
Essien has signed a contract with Perbib Bandung, but is excluded from the 2018 plans of the Indonesian top-flight side.
In addition to the K-League, Bali United in Indonesia and some clubs in the US Major League Soccer (MLS) are also keen on signing the Ghanaian.
In January, there was a report that the 35-year-old's agents were looking into the possibilities of moving to the K-League, but Essien ended up staying with Persib.
But with Essien now cleared to leave Persib, the transfer to the South Korean top-flight looks set to be completed.
Meanwhile, the K-league transfer market closes next week Thursday.




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