Following the footsteps of Michael Essien or Carlton Cole, many players are opting to head for the emerging football of Indonesia.
Currently second in the Indonesian Liga 1, Semen Padang have announced the signing of midfielder Didier Zokora. The former Ivory Coast international will begin a new chapter in his football career in a country were football is growing rapidly.
Michael Essien or Mohamed Sissoko recently sealed moves to the Asian country, which is becoming a popular destination for world-class footballers to end their careers.
The 36-year-old, who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Sevilla or Trabzonspor, among others, had played for Pune City and NorthEast United in the Indian I League. However, he decided a move to the increasingly competitive Indonesian league was his best option.