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Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi lined up to sign for Stoke City

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Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi is reportedly on the cards to sign for Stoke City on a one-year deal.

According to BBC Sports, the 33-year-old former Super Eagles captain and AFCON winner Stoke would be Mikel’s third English club after Chelsea and Middlesbrough.

Mikel who told BBC Sport Africa earlier this week that he was open to a return to English football, has been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.

Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London side.

Since leaving Chelsea, Mikel has featured for Chinese side Tianjin TEDA, Middlesbrough and Trabzonspor.

He was capped 89 times for Nigeria, helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football last summer.

Championship side Stoke survived relegation with a late fight towards the end of the 2019-20 campaign.


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