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Michael Essien completes Panathinaikos move

Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien joins Greek club Panathinaikos on a two-year deal.

Michael Essien has completed his move to Greek side Panathinaikos on a two-year deal.

The former Chelsea midfielder was a free agent after his contract with AC Milan expired at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The 32-year-old will now spend the next two years in Athens, where he will look to help Panathinaikos end a five-year wait for a league title.

"I am very happy to be here and I'm very much looking forward to starting my new career with Panathinaikos," Essien told reporters.

"I am a winner and I have come to Greece to win more trophies and to do whatever I can for my new team.

"I did not expect such a reception. When I saw the fans, it was a great pleasure for me to see that they came out to greet me. It was incredible. I want to thank them and I will do everything I can to repay them."

Panathinaikos will enter next season's Champions League in the third qualifying round, having finished second in the Greek table last season.

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Michael Essien of AC Milan during warms up during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Torino FC at San Siro Stadium on February 1, 2014
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