The Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien may have missed quite a lot of last season through injury, but he still did enough to convince Carlo Ancelotti that he is worth holding on to for the rest of his career.
The 27-year old has signed a new three year extension to his contract, which means he will be 32 when it finishes, effectively signing him up for the rest of his playing life.
“I am delighted because the club has shown a very big confidence and interest in me,” Essien said.
“I am looking forward to coming back and enjoying my football and winning more trophies with the club.
“That is why I am here. I think it is one of the most important contracts in my career.”
Great news for Michael, and even better news for Chelsea!