Mikel Obi moves to Middlesbrough, Chelsea FC reacts

Jan 24, 2019 |

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.

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.

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