Michael Essien has completed his move from Chelsea to Italian giants AC Milan.
The midfielder, nicknamed the Bison, leaves Stamford Bridge after eight-and-a-half years at the club.
He moves on having won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, four FA Cups and one League Cup and goes with manager Jose Mourinho’s best wishes.
Mourinho, who last week revealed Essien had an offer to leave on the table , said: “To show Michael respect is to not stop him going. We would have been happy had he stayed because he is fantastic player for the team, but he's given everything for the club and a great chance arrived for his future.
“I know he can continue to play at a high level and I wish him success and happiness in Italy and at the World Cup in Brazil.”
Essien signed for Chelsea from Lyon in the summer of 2005 and made his debut as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Arsenal.
The Ghana international made 256 appearances for the Blues and chipped in with 25 goals from midfield.