Mikel Obi poses in the Stoke City jersey

John Mikel Obi joins Stoke City on a one-year deal

33-year old former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has made a return to English football, joining Championship side, Stoke City on a one-year deal ahead of the 2020/2021 season.

Manager Michael O’Neill said: “We’re delighted to bring John to the Club. His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.”

“I was really impressed with him when we met for the first time and he outlined what he wants from the next phase of his career. We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”

Mikel has been a free agent since his contract with Trabzonspor in the Turkish Superlig was terminated by mutual consent in March. Having spent 11 trophy-laden years with Chelsea in the Premier League and captaining Middlesborough in 2019, he is no stranger to English football and would be hoping for a good season with the Potters.

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