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Ex-Chelsea Star Moves To Stoke City

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The championship side have secured a deal with the ex Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi.

The 33 year old midfielder was a free agent after separating ways with Trabzonspor on a mutual agreement  in March.

Mikel had 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, he left Chelsea in 2017.

He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup during his time with the London club.

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

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill said:

“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.”

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