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ITS OFFICIAL!!! Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi Joins Middlesbrough


Super Eagles Captain and Former Chelsea Midfielder, John Mikel Obi has joined Middlesbrough on a short term deal until the end of the 2018/19 season, and will wear the No.2 shirt.

Boro completed the signing of the 31-year-old Nigerian international midfielder and Captain.

The former Chelsea midfielder who became a free agent in November after a two-year spell with Tianjin Teda in China passed his medical with Tony Pulis’ side without a hitch after agreeing on personal terms.

The Nigerian international midfielder was back at Rockliffe this morning to finalise a short term switch.

Mikel who won both the Champions League and Europa League with Chelsea told the club’s website:

‘For me, it’s looking at the project.

‘I spoke to a few clubs and I also spoke to Tony [Pulis], had a good chat with him. ‘He’s told me where he wants to go with it and it definitely fits with what I want to do.

‘The club wants to get promoted so hopefully, I’m here to help in any way I can. ‘It’s a family club and this is what I want. I like stability and this is why I was at Chelsea for a very long time.’



Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15

FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12

League Cup: 2006–07

Community Shield: 2009

Champions League: 2011–12

Europa League: 2012–13