Claims emerged last week that the gold mine owner was exploring an offer to buy the crisis-stricken Stamford Bridge club, with a spokesman for the African businessman now confirming his interest.
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Stoke activated their option to hand the former Chelsea star an extension to his contract at the start of June after the midfielder impressed over the course of the 2020-21 season.
The event, which took place at the NOC secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Friday, is another of the initiative of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, geared towards driving a vibrant youth for national development.
The erstwhile Chelsea man won a Champions League and two Premier League titles with Chelsea, regularly captaining Stoke last season.
Two first half goals were enough for Stoke City to seal victory – capitalising on two chances and frustrating the Royals’ attempts to get back into the game
Mikel alongside Tom Smith, Tom Barkhuizen, Scott Sinclair and Sam Clucas were the mainstay in the midfield of the Potters.
The 33-year-old slotted into the midfield holding role for a 0-0 draw at Millwall, who could only force one shot on target.
Mikel, 33, won an array of honours during an 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge and returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor
The Nigerian midfielder is currently a free agent after leaving Turkish outfit Trabzonspor by mutual consent back in March
Reports claimed that the club is showing no sign of slowing down in the transfer market this summer in its ongoing effort to beef up the squad with tested and quality players.
The World football governing body, FIFA, have joined the Confederation of African Football and the Nigeria Football Federation to celebrate former Super Eagles’ captain, John Obi Mikel, on his 33rd birthday.
Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, may seal a transfer deal with a South American side as another Brazilian club, Porto Alegre, have indicated interest in the combative midfielder.
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he is in talks with Botafogo about a possible move to the Rio de Janeiro club.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Brazilian side are in talks with the Nigerian midfielder who is currently a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor last month.
John Obi Mikel insists he will not accept any offer to return to Trabzonspor after he sensationally quit the Turkish top flight earlier this week over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mikel, who made 368 appearances for Chelsea between 2006 and 2017, said he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in Turkey being played despite the coronavirus pandemic
Mikel, now playing in Turkey, spent 11 seasons at Chelsea, five of them alongside Hazard, but was far from complimentary of the Real Madrid forward’s work ethic, while insisting Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was the hardest working
Mikel strained his knee in the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Madagascar and was replaced by Alex Iwobi in the 59th minute.
Mikel left Championship club Middlesbrough at the end of the 2018-19 season after the completion of his short-term deal and he is now set for his first adventure in the Turkish top-flight.
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has hinted that his sojourn with the Super Eagles might be coming to an end, saying the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt may be the last time he is seen at the biennial championship.