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Mikel Obi Leaves Chelsea, Sign For New Club In China

Mikel Obi Leaves Chelsea, Sign For New Club In China 


JOHN MIKEL OBI has reportedly completed his move from Chelsea to Chinese side Tianjin TEDA.

The Nigerian underwent a medical yesterday and pictures emerging on social media this morning suggest a deal has been finalised.

Neither club have officially confirmed the transfer, but according to the Daily Mail, Mikel has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him earn £140,000 a week.

Photos on Chinese website Weibo show Mikel shaking hands with a Tianjin club official.

The 29-year-old has been with the Blues since 2006, but fell out of favour under Antonio Conte with the midfielder not playing a single minute since the Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge.

He fell down the pecking order with N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas all competing for midfield spots in Conte’s 3-4-3 system.

During his time with Chelsea Mikel won the Champions League, two Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

Mikel is the latest Chelsea player to complete a move to the Far East after the Blues sold Oscar to Shanghai SIPG for a reported £52m last month.

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