Mikel Returns To English Football,Join Stoke City

Mikel Returns To English Football, Joins Stoke City

Stoke City has signed former Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel on a free transfer, the second tier Championship club announced today. 

Mikel returns to English football having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. 

The 33-year-old spent 11 seasons at Chelsea, helping the London side win two league titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League.

The statement reads, "We're delighted to bring John to the club," Stoke manager Michael O'Neill said in a statement. "His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.

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."

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