Ahead of the 2020/21 English Premier League (EPL) season, Stoke City FC has signed John Obi Mikel, a former Super Eagles midfielder and captain.
The Michael O’Neill’s tutored side announced Mikel’s arrival, their fourth signing for the season, with a statement on Monday.
“John Obi Mikel is Stoke City’s fourth signing of the summer, the Club are delighted to confirm,” Stoke City 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.”
O’Neill said: “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.”
The former Chelsea midfielder won eight major honors during his 11-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Since leaving Stamford Bridge, Mikel has featured for Tianjin TEDA, a Chinese side, Middlesbrough and Trabzonspor.