John Mikel Obi joins Championship side Stoke City (photos)
John Mikel Obi has joined Stoke City after reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Championship side.
The ex-Nigerian international, 33, who became a free agent after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent back in March, completed his move to the club on Monday afternoon.
After sealing the deal, Stoke boss 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.”
?? “If I can bring that experience and winning mentality here, then I will be happy.”
🗣️ "If I can bring that experience and winning mentality here, then I will be happy."
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 17, 2020