Stoke City are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi on a one-year deal. The former Nigeria captain is currently a free agent having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.
Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea winning the Champions League, Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup in an 11-year spell with the London side, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.
Mikel has also won 89 caps for Nigeria, playing in two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football last summer.
After leaving Stamford Bridge he joined Chinese side Tianjin TEDA and had a brief spell at Middlesbrough in 2019.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com