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Stoke City Signs Former Chelsea Star, John Obi Mikel

Nigeria and former Chelsea midfielder, John obi Mikel has returned to English  football as he signs one year deal with Stoke city in the Championship after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor on a free transfer.

Mikel appears to be the fourth signing of Stoke city since the end of the 2019-2020 season.

From Stoke boss Michael O’Neill said: ‘We’re delighted to bring Jon to the Club. 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”.

‘’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” he added.

Career records and honours

Premier League – 2009-2010 and 2014-2015
FA Cup – 2007, 2009 and 2012
League Cup -2007
Champions League – 2012
Europa League – 2013

Lyn ( 2004-2005) – six appearances, one goal
Chelsea (2006-2017) – 372 appearances, six goals
Tianjin Teda (2017-2018) – 31 appearances, three goals
Middlesbrough (2018-2019) – 19 appearances, one goal
Trabzonspor (2019-2020) – 23 appearances