Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has continued to create excitements among fans of English Championship club Middlesbrough following his superlative showing for the club in recent weeks, reports Completesports.com.
He linked up with Middlesbrough in January on a short term deal after severing ties with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda.
His presence added a lot of grit and perseverance to Middlesbrough’s midfield setup as they recorded their 14th win of the season against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
It was the Nigeria’s captain’s fifth game since he arrived on a free in January and he has helped Middlesbrough to two wins, two draws, and a defeat.
Marvelled by his performance, Middlesbrough official Twitter handle and some of the fans took the Social Media to express their love for the former Chelsea and Tianjin Teda midfielder.
“A Rolls-Royce of a midfielder 🚘
WE’VE GOT MIKEL 🎶,” reads a tweet on Middlesbrough’s official Twitter handle.
“John Obi Mikel is different gravy,” one of Boro’s fans @brucierioch tweeted.
“Have we ever had a player so accurate at foward passing than Jon Obi Mikel. 😍,” another fan, @artyfarty 88 tweeted.
“Jon Obi Mikel on a free in the championship is absolute day light robbery!,” @Stephen_scott 94 added.
“We’ve got Mikel, Jon Obi Mikel, I just don’t think you understand….. #theafricanzidane#,” another Boro fan, @Cooky34 tweeted.
“In a season of terrible transfer windows, John Obi Mikel looks like an insanely good bit of business. What a player #,”@Grainger Neil raved about Boro’s new signing’s performance.
The Teessiders are now fifth in the Championship table with 54 points from 32 games- seven points off the automatic promotion place.
Middlesbrough will host 18th placed QPR in their next game on Saturday.
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