Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill says it was a delight working with John Obi Mikel following his move to Kuwaiti club Kuwait SC.
Mikel joined the Asian club on a one-year contract after his contract with Stoke was cancelled on mutual consent.
The 34-year-old former Nigerian international midfielder still had a year to run on his existing contract with the Potters.
He made 41 league and cup appearances for the Club last season.
And speaking on Mikel’s exit O’Neill said: “Although John triggered the second year of his contract, we always had an agreement in place whereby we would let him leave if a significant overseas opportunity came along.
“John is a fantastic professional and was a huge presence for us last season both on and off the field, particularly with the young players in our first-team squad.
“I really enjoyed working with him and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contribution and wish him every success for the future.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.