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Mikel Set For Fenerbahce Move After Tianjin Teda Exit

Mikel Set For Fenerbahce Move After Tianjin Teda Exit

Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbahce few days after he cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, Completesports.com reports.

Mikel, 31, agreed to the termination of his contract with Tianjin Teda on Thursday ending his two- year stay at the club.

The former Chelsea midfielder refused to travel with the team to their pre-season training camp in Spain and announced his departure later.

He signed a three-year contract with Tianjin Teda in January 2017, joining from English Premier League side, Chelsea after he was frozen out by then Blues manager, Antonio Conte.

Mikel racked up 31 appearances for the Chinese side, registering three goals and three assists.

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The former Lyon Oslo of Norway star according to a report in French online news outlet, L’equipe is now attracting the interest of Fenerbahçe who are looking to bolster their midfield options during this window.

On the international scene, Mikel has not featured for Nigeria since their last group game against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He has been capped 85 times by the West Africans and registered six goals.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • You’ve still got a lot to give to soccer. And your decision making has been flawless so far. I do support your movement to Turkey. But please return to the SE; your leadership qualities go a long way to stabilise the team. 

  • Oakfield 5 years ago

    Man wey get brains, went to China to make and save a couple of bucks and wants to return to Europe for topflight football. Kudos,nwobi,u get Igbo sense

  • Presh 5 years ago

    Turkey don’t pay wages quickly,they owe players,I hope you make a wise decision. Good Luck in your new adventure.

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