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Boro Coach, Pulis: I’m Delighted To Have Mikel – Player With Experience And Quality

Boro Coach, Pulis: I’m Delighted To Have Mikel – Player With Experience And Quality

Middlesbrough’s manager Tony Pulis is delighted to complete the signing of John Obi Mikel on a six months loan deal.

The Nigeria captain opted to join The Teessiders despite attracting interest from German side Wolfsburg and AS Roma in Italy having been a free agent since the end of the Chinese Super League season in November.

“I’m pleased to get him in. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality,” Boro boss Pulis told Middlesbrough’s official website.

“He has a winning mentality and he wants to be here be a part of what we are looking to achieve.”

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Mikel becomes Boro’s second addition in the January transfer window, following the arrival of Rajiv van La Parra on loan from Huddersfield earlier in the month.

The 31-year-old who had his first training session with his new teammates on Thursday will wear the number 2 shirt.

The former Chelsea player also becomes the third Nigerian player to feature for Middlesbrough after Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Bartholomew Ogbeche.

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  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    Is this the best choice for Mikel, I really want to see him play top flight football again, AS Roman is not a bad choice either, but, his decision is final, at least AFCON is just around the corner, he need to be fit.

    Wish you the best bro

  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 2 years ago

    This guy is tired. Rohr should live him alone now. We have seen enough of his best days. Let him enjoy his last ovations.