Monday January 27 2014
Essien eager to get going

Michael Essien has said his first words as a Milan player, enthusing at his welcome, Clarence Seedorf’s words and his eagerness to get started.

The Ghanaian officially signed off on his transfer from Chelsea today, putting pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the Rossoneri.

Ahead of his presentation tomorrow, the 31-year-old spoke to Milan’s in house television channel on the experience so far.

“Thank you for the welcome, everything is making for a beautiful impression,” responded Essien on Milan Channel.

“Milan is a great club and I am happy to be here. I’m very happy for the words from Seedorf, he is a good person and I am happy to be here.

“And it is a pleasure to have heard his words [of support]. I await tomorrow, then there will be a presentation and afterwards I begin to train.

“I cannot wait to meet the team and the Milan family - from there we will see what happens.

“I always give the most, I fight for the team from the first minute. I hope to achieve something.

“Objectives? We shall see, now I am just waiting to start playing and to do my best for Milan.”