Nigerian Players abroad John Obi Mikel : ex-Nigeria super eagles captain joins Stoke City

John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel found a new challenge. Nigerian midfielder has completed his free transfer move to English Championship side Stoke City as confirmed by the club itself.

Obi Mikel is a new player of Stoke City. He is the fourth summer signing of the Reds and Whites.

“John Obi Mikel is Stoke City’s fourth signing of the summer, the Club are delighted to confirm.” the club wrote on their official website.

“The Nigerian international midfielder joins Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher in checking in at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.

“Mikel, who won a host of domestic and European honours during a glittering 11-year stay at Chelsea, returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor.”

Mikel Obi with 2011/12 UEFA Champions League trophy as Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich in final

The 33-year-old also expresses delight following his signing and as well revealed his goals with the club.

“There is always a way to win a game. We need to find that way”. John Obi Mikel told Stoke City’s official website.

“That mentality needs to come in the team. It’s all about winning week in, week out.” he added.

Moreover, Obi Mikel is a well-known face in English Premier League. As he spent 11 seasons with Blues of Chelsea. Arrived in the club içn 2006, he letf the Stamford Bridge outfit back to 2017 season.

John Obi Mikel with Victor Moses, celebrating 2012/13 UEFA Europa League trophy

With the London side, he won domestic titles as well as European ones. For he has been crowned two times with Premier League trophy, and 3 FA Cups titles.

The Jos-native also won the UEFA Champions league (2011/12) with the Blues and the Europa League (2012/13)as well.

He won a total of eleven trophies with Roman Abramovich club. Including four Fa Cups, two League Cups and One English Super Cup.

At the international level, Obi was among Nigeria Super Eagles’ team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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