Speculations link Mikel with a move to Turkey


Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbache after his departure from Chinese club Tianjin Teda was made public.

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

The Olympic bronze medallist signed a three-year contract with Tianjin Teda in January 2017, joining from English Premier League side Chelsea after more than a decade of fruitful stay in the London outfit.

Mikel racked up 31 appearances for the Chinese side, registering three goals and three assists. He played predominantly as a midfielder and sometimes as a defender.

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, who has 85 caps to his name, has not featured for Nigeria since their last group game against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia which Nigeria lost gallantly 2:1.

If fit, he is expected to be part to Gernot Rohr's plans for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June.

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