Former Black Stars player, Michael Essien is demanding €651,000 as severance package over the termination of his contract with Panathinaikos last summer.
The former Chelsea star joined the Greek giants in June 2015 but failed to meet the expectations of the club due to protracted injury worries and his deal was terminated in the summer of 2016.
But the 34-year-old following several months of termination of his deal has hired Greek lawyers, Lina and Aspa Souloukou in a battle to seek compensation from Panathinaikos for refusing to pay six months of his salaries during the period he offered his service to the club.
Meanwhile, the lawyers of Panathinaikos have rejected those claims. "He [Essien] came here, he left and he is blackmailing us at the moment. Of the 45 games, he could only play 17,"