Mikel Set For Fenerbache Move After Tianjin Teda Exit

Published on: 05 January 2019

Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbache few days after he cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda.

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

The former Chelsea midfielder refused to travel with the team for their pre-season training in Spain and announced his departure later.

He signed a three-year contract with Tianjin Teda in January 2017, joining from English Premier League side, Chelsea after he was frozen out by then Blues manager, Antonio Conte.

Mikel racked up 31 appearances for the Chinese side, registering three goals and three assists.

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 has not featured for Nigeria since their last group game against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He has been capped 85 times by the West Africans and registered six goals