Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has issued a blatant “come and get me plea”  to Singapore clubs reiterating that it will be a pleasure to play in the Asian country.

The 35-year-old is a free agent after he was released by Indonesia's Persib Bandung at the start of the season.

"Tell the clubs to come and buy me," Essien told Goal.

"I like Singapore It is very clean, people speak English and are warm. I mean it would be a pleasure to play here so tell them to come."

The 35-year-old scored five goals in 29 games for the Bandung Tigers last season.

By Daraja Mutari/