The Nigerian international midfielder whowho won a host of domestic and European honours during a glittering 11-year stay at Chelsea, returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor.
Stoke City were delighted to confirm Mikel Obi as their City’s fourth signing of the summer along side James Chester and Steven Fletcher.
While speaking to the club website, 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.”
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He added that;
“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 made more than 370 appearances for Chelsea, helping them to land the Premier League title twice, as well as three FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League.