Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has joined Championship side, Stoke City.
This was confirmed by the club in a statement on its website on Monday.
The statement read: “The Nigerian international midfielder joins Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher in checking in at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.
Mikel, who won a host of domestic and European honours during a glittering 11-year stay at Chelsea, returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor.
Manager Michael O’Neill told the club’s website: “We’re delighted to bring John to the Club. His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.
“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.”
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In a post on his Instagram handle, Mikel described joining Stoke as “a new chapter”.