Stoke City sign John Obi Mikel from Trabzonspor on a free transfer

John Obi Mikel has signed for Stoke City on a permanent deal. The former Nigeria captain was a free agent having left Trabzonspor by mutual consent.

“We’re delighted to bring John to the club,” Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill told the club’s official website.

“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.”

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