Mikel Seeks Fresh Challenge After Ending Middlesbrough Stay

Mikel Seeks Fresh Challenge After Ending Middlesbrough Stay

John Mikel Obi has revealed that he is looking to continue his career elsewhere after coming to the end of his stay with SkyBet Championship club Middlesbrough, Completesports.com reports.

Mikel penned a short term contract with Boro in January and despite a number impressive displays failed to help
Tony Pulis’ men secure a Championship play-off spot.

The former Chelsea midfielder scored his maiden goal for the club in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Rotherham United but victory in the game was not enough to seal a play-off spot.

He was handed the capatain’s band in Middlesbrough last six league games of the season.

”I don’t know, you can never say never. My contract ends, if there’s a conversation, okay fine,” the former Lyn Oslo star told BBC Tees Sport.

”It’s a great club, it’s a big club. They will find the right players, get that dressing room back and make sure next season they are in the playoffs or automatic promotion.

”I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. I have conversation with my people and then we’ll see what comes out, options here and there.

”There’s a lot of option but you always have to pick the right one, the one that is going to suit you and suit the way you play and what you want to achieve.

”I still want to win trophies, so I will go somewhere where you know, the players, the fans and the team want to win.”

Mikel featured in 19 league games for Middlesbrough following his January arrival at the club.

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  • zukachris 2 years ago

    So our Super Eagles captain will be tagged clubless going into the Nations cup in Egypt. I hope his fitness doesn’t drop from this level (he scored in his latest match). 

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    Stunning news. After all the AFRICAN ZIDANE praises, is this where it all ended up? Hopefully, Mikel will find a way to keep his fitness levels up as the Afcon approaches. And after that, he should be able to transition to another decent club.

  • Keep his fitness level after d season has ended. Isn’t it time for the players to rest? some people will just rush to complete sports page and write rubbish. Someone sign a short term contract and their aim were not achieve,what do u expect?

    • Tahyor 2 years ago

      Lol….. thank you my brother , I wonder what ppl were thinking, is it not to rest after season has ended before they start pre-season match for the nxt season ? Lol 

  • @tayo. you made me laugh. some people wouldn’t know the season has ended. so, all the players will be on few weeks leave before pre-season camping. those expecting Mikel to train alone for fitness should think twice.

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    So because the season has ended, Mikel should become a couch potato and grow fat? As a professional, Mikel is expected to remain fit, whether he is playing matches or not. So therefore, all the insults on this thread are heading right back on the disgraced head of their senders 🙂