Cape Town City turned down Ghanaian veteran Essien

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City owner John Comitis revealed that they were offered the Ghanaian veteran, but they decided against signing the experienced central midfielder

New PSL club Cape Town City have reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign former Ghana international Michael Essien.

It is believed that the 34-year-old midfielder had been offered to the Citizens in what would have been an attractive marketing prospect for the club.

But club boss John Comits revealed that the midfield dynamo was an option, but the they chose not to pursue the former Chelsea star as he wasn’t the right fit for the team.

“We were offered Essien and we did look at the deal quite closely, with regards to what he could bring to our current squad, but in the end we decided against it,” Comitis told The Sowetan .

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“Once we weighed up everything, it was just not the right move for us.”

Comitis did state that even though the transfer window is closed they might look to bring in free agents. The 2016 Telkom Knockout champions have two spots available for their foreign quota.

“We still have two foreign slots open and there are a lot of quality free agents out there. We will look at them and what they can bring to the squad, and if it works for both parties then we will sign them,” Comitis concluded.

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