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The midfielder, who has won 44 caps for Nigeria, joined the Potters in 2018 after they had been relegated from the Premier League and there was a lot of excitement about his arrival.

New head coach Rob Edwards is set for talks with club chiefs in the coming days, during which the current playing squad will be discussed, as the Hornets prepare to clear out players they think are either surplus to requirements, or will bring in money needed to help balance the books ahead of a season in the Championship.

The former Super Eagles captain was not in the Potters squad that put up a good performance despite a 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the quarterfinal of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, a game he badly wanted to be involved in given his Chelsea past and relationship with Jose Mourinho.

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.