Mikel arrives Stoke City for medicals

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John Obi Mikel has arrived Stoke City for medicals ahead of a move to the Sky Bet Championship side.

Stoke had won three of their last four games in 2019/20 to pull away from relegation trouble and finish 15th under former Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

Mikel was pictured arriving at the club around 11:15 am on Monday.

The picture of the former Nigeria international, which circulated on social media, showed him heading to the club’s Clayton Wood training ground.

The 33-year-old is a free agent following his departure from Trabzonspor in March.

Stoke City are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder on a one-year deal.

The former Nigeria captain, 33, is a free agent having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.

Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London side.

After leaving Stamford Bridge he joined Chinese side Tianjin TEDA and had a brief spell at Middlesbrough in 2019.

Mikel 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.

 

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