Nigeria super eagles captain John Mikel OBI who was out of job at the end of last season has been offered a mouth watering two year deal by a Turkey club.
A statement on the official website of Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor has announced the signing of Nigeria international John Obi Mikel.
The Chelsea hero has penned a two-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year in the club’s favour.
Mikel transferred to Tianjin Teda in January 2017, ending his close to 11-year association with Chelsea and returned to England to play for Middlesbrough in the January transfer window.
The defensive midfielder was in search of a new club following his release by the Riverside Stadium outfit, for whom he played 19 matches, scoring one goal on the final day of the regular season.
According to the agreement, Mikel will earn €1.5 million euros in his first season at Trabzonspor and another guaranteed
€1.m in the second year of his contract (approximately N1.22 billion in Nigerian currency over the duration of his contract).
In the event that Mikel plays 70 percent of Super League matches for at least 45 minutes in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, Trabzonspor will activate the option to extend his deal by a year and he’ll pocket €1.5m for the 2021-22 season.
His recently uninspiring football future hangs on his performance at the new Turkish league.