John Obi Mikel officially joins English Championship side Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel officially joins English Championship side Middlesbrough

- John Obi Mikel has been presented to the media by Championship side Middlesbrough

- The 31-year-old had earlier conducted a successful medical with the Riverside outfit

- The Super Eagles captain spent 11 years with Premier League side Chelsea winning trophies

John Obi Mikel has finally been unveiled by Championship side Middlesbrough on a six-month loan deal.

The Super Eagles captain recently ended his spell with Chinese Super Lig outfit Tianjin Teda after two years with the Asian side.

The 31-year-old is now having a second spell in England but this time with Tony Pulis' Boro who are aiming to make a return to topflight action in the Premier League next season.

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The Riverside outfit are currently fifth on the table seven points points off league leaders Leeds United.

Serie A giants Roma and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg reportedly made their interest known for the former Chelsea midfielder but Mikel preferred a return to England to spend time with his family.

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Mikel won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, and added a Europa League winners' medal the following year. He has also won two Premier League trophies, three FA Cups, a League Cup and Community Shield.

The former Lyn Oslo midfielder led the Nigerian U-23 side to silver at the Beijing Olympics and bronze at Rio - both in the football events of the competition.

He was also part of the Nigerian team that won the Nations Cup in 2013 in South Africa under tutelage of late Stephen Keshi.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria international and captain of the Super Eagles Mikel Obi has completed a move to English Championship club Middlesbrough after passing his medical test on Tuesday, January 22.

German club Wolfsburg and Italian giants Roma were said to be closely monitoring Mikel Obi for the possibility of getting his signature, but the ex Chelsea star decided to return to England.

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