West Brom keen on John Obi Mikel

West Brom keen on John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel of Nigeria

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jul 05, 2020. 16:00

Former Nigeria international John Obi Mikel is a possible target for Premier League promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion, according to Sky Sports.

The former Super Eagles captain, 33, has been a free agent since leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent back in March.

The Baggies are said to be one of several clubs looking at former Chelsea star Mikel, and they will likely be playing in the top flight of English football next season, as they currently sit inside the top two of the second-tier Championship.

The Nigerian played for 11 years in the Premier League with Chelsea, winning the title two times along with three FA Cups, the League Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

He also had a brief spell with Middlesbrough in the Championship during the 2018/19 campaign, a tenure in which then-manager Tony Pulis was full of praise for the performances of Mikel.

“Since he came into the football club, the level of his performances have been exceptional,” Pulis said.

“He’ll give credit to the other players around him, I’ve spoken to him and he’s done that. You don’t win the trophies he’s won for no reason.

“When you’ve got young players working with a top player who’s won everything in the game, it really inspires them.”

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