After making over 160 appearances for Chelsea, Michael Essien was signed by Ac.Milan on January 27 but the Ghanaian footballer has suffered a thigh injury which will be leaving him out of action for at least 2 weeks.
“AC Milan wishes to communicate that Michael Essien has picked up an injury to his right thigh. The player will undergo further tests in 10 days’ time.” This was the statement released by the Italian club’s official website.
Clarence Seedorf generally deploys Essien as a substitute player but there have been some occasions in which the former Chelsea player has started in the first team of the Dutchman’s starting lineup.
After being knocked out of the Champions League, Ac.Milan’s only chance of getting into the European tournaments of the upcoming season lies on them being able to secure a top 5 spot in the Italian League, Serie A.
It’s not impossible for Ac.Milan to snatch a European spot but seems highly unlikely as Seedorf is still trying out formations and trying to see how each player performs depending on what position they are located in as well as what formation is being utilized.
At this point in the season, Ac.Milan and Seedorf will have to settle and be happy just to maintain their middle section spot in the Serie A standings but a definitive change will be needed in order to change things around for the upcoming years.
It was revealed a few days ago that the Berlusconi family is considering on selling 30% stake of the club which would allow foreign investors on arriving and giving cash injection which can help them avoid any further disastrous seasons.
Young and fresh arrivals are crucial for the Italian club to position themselves at the top of the world just like they were some time ago.