Joining the Stoke City in the Championship, John Obi Mikel came back to English football.
With Middlesbrough in England’s second-tier, the ex-Nigeria captain spent the 2018-19 season, before joining the Turkish Super Lig side of Trabzonspor.
Nevertheless, after expressing reservations about the league’s decision to continue playing matches as Europe’s coronavirus pandemic took hold, Mikel left the club in March.
He’s Stoke ‘s fourth off-season signing, following
After signing Morgan Fox, James Chester, and Steven Fletcher, he’s Stoke ‘s fourth off-season signing to bet365 Stadium (via Twitter).
“We’re delighted to bring John to the club. His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his caliber as a player,” manager Michael O’Neill said.
“I was really impressed with him when we met for the first time and he outlined what he wants from the next phase of his career.”
“We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”