Mikel Obi moves to Middlesbrough, Chelsea FC reacts
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.