Middlesbrough on Thursday, January 24, announced that they have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel on a deal until the end of the season. The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s captain has spent the last two years playing for Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA but has now secured a return to England for family reasons. The 31-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda last month.
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Mikel Obi looking for a new club
Nigeria's John Mikel Obi is looking for a new club after leaving Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda by mutual consent with a year left on his deal. The 31-year-old left Chelsea in January 2017 but injuries meant he made just 31 appearances for Tianjin. He is keeping his options open as he begins the search for a new challenge.
Mikel Obi has not spoken to me in 5 years’ – father
According to him, the Super Eagles’ skipper once confided in one of his brothers that anytime he wants to call their dad, something tells him not to do so.