Middlesbrough fans are drooling over Mikel Obi since his transfer to the English Championship side so much so they have nicknamed him a Rolls Royce, Britain’s state-of-the-art car while some have called him ‘African Zidane’
Mikel joined ‘Boro on a free after he parted ways with Chinese club Tainjin Teda.
His new club won 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers yesterday with the Nigerian footballer playing in the heart of the midfield for the entire duration.
This has sparked off a flurry of praise from appreciative ‘Boro fans, see tweets below:
All of a sudden, the rejected John Obi Mikel is now the African Zidane. The stone that the builders refused is now the cornerstone. Oh lord, let me be celebrated when the world think it's over for me 😞😞
— SaiBaba Advocate (@ogbeni_skrtel) February 17, 2019
James @jamesstate09 said on Twitter: “John Obi Mikel is better than Messi”, while LeeWharfe simply said: “John Obi Mikel is like a Rolls Royce. Absolutely too good for this league.”
One of boro’s fans, @macaulayr1 tweeted: “Name a better championship player than Mikel.”
Another fan @dyljohnson95 declared:“John Obi Mikel is a different class.”
“I declare thee king John Obi Mikel,” Daniel Killington added.
“John Obi Mikel playing CM for Boro is a thing of beauty. What an absolute player,” further raved James Marriott @jjamesmarriott