Mikel Joins Turkish Club Trabzonspor On Two-Year Contract

Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor have announced the signing of Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel, reports Completesports.com

Mikel penned a two-year contract with Trabzonspor with the option to extend for a further year.

“A 2 + 1 year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian National Team, Professional Footballer John Mikel Obi, with one-year option to transfer to our club,”reads a statement on the club’s official website.

Mikel is now the third Nigerian at the club with Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwaekeme already key members of the Trabzonspor side.

The former Chelsea midfielder has been without a club since severing ties with English side, Middlesbrough.

He linked up with Middlesbrough in January after dumping Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda.

The 31-year-old made 19 appearances for Middlesbrough and scored one goal.

Mikel is currently on duty with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

By Adeboye Amosu

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