Nigerian footballer and Former Premier League champions, Chelsea have reacted to Super Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi joining English Championship side, Middlesbrough, on a six-month deal.
Middlesbrough on Thursday confirmed the signing of Mikel Obi, a former Chelsea midfielder.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt – and they'll remember the name on the back 💪👕@mikel_john_obi excited to be joining 'family club' #Boro ➡️ https://t.co/qvEO8laTOp #UTB pic.twitter.com/qOVUjtZiYi
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 24, 2019
Mikel tore up his contract with Chinese Super League (CSL) side, Tianjin TEDA, after escaping relegation.
Chelsea took to their official Twitter page, @ChelseaFC, to congratulate Mikel and wished him good luck at his new club, Middlesbrough.
“Good luck at Middlesbrough, @Mikel_John_Obi!,” Chelsea tweeted alongside a picture of Mikel wearing the Blues’ jersey.
Middlesbrough, who are currently 5th place in England’s 2nd tier league, announced Mikel’s signing on their Twitter, sharing a video of the midfielder speaking.