Africa John Mikel Obi : Former Nigerian captain About to Return to England

John Mikel Obi left Turkish club, Trabzonspor by mutual consent last March. The Nigerian international has since then remained without a club. The former Super Eagles Captain may be returning to England where he spent the better part of his footballing career.

Former Nigerian captain has left the door open to a return to English football. newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion or Championship side, Stoke City could be his next destination.

Yes, there are interested clubs and England is a strong possibility and why not. We are currently in talks with clubs and there is absolutely no hurry. I can only wait to see what happens.” The midfielder declared to BBC Sport Africa. Mikel however refused to confirm which cluc in England interest him.  

The 33-year-old is not ready to hang up his boots yet, saying he was willing to consider any offer to continue his career.

My goal is to continue playing football. And I hope I will have the opportunity. I do not reject any offers made to me. But rather study them well until I make the right decision.” He continued.

Mikel joined the Turkish league last year. And in March, the former Nigerian national team captain refused to play for his Turkish club. He argued that league should have been postponed like its European counterparts as a safety measure against the deadly Coronavirus.

Obi’s refusal to play in the top of the table clash between Trabzonspor and Istanbul Basaksehir was said to be the reason for the mutual termination of his contract. And the Nigerian midfielder gave up his remaining wages.

Trabzonspor was Mikel’s sixth club in his professional career which started at Nigerian side Plateau United. But it was at Chelsea that the midfielder enjoyed huge success winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cup trophies, a Football League title, the Champions League and Europa League.

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