Chelsea legend Michael Essien is so popular in Indonesia that even his current teammates are buying his shirts

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien certainly seems to be basking in the limelight after his recent move to Indonesian club Persib Bandung. The once forgotten midfielder has grabbed headlines in recent weeks with his debut goal followed by the incident against Bali United where he was shown running after a Bali player following a foul.

In a most recent development involving the midfielder, Essien’s club Persib Bandung has reported a sale of over 1000 of Essien’s replica shirts. This comes after Essien made the move official just three weeks ago.




Shirts bearing the names such as Kim, Atep, Hariono, Vujovic, and Sergio are still among the most sought-after, but the best-selling ones are that of Michael Essien

The arrival of a player of Essien’s stature has certainly generated a furore among the club’s fan base and if reports are to be believed, it is not just the fans that are going crazy over Essien but also the Persib Bandung players as well. Persib’s Merchandise manager Achmad Gunawan has stated that Essien is so popular that even some of the Persib players have come forward to buy the replica shirts of the Ghanian.

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