John Obi Mikel: West Brom interested in former Super Eagles and Chelsea star

John Obi Mikel: West Brom interested in former Super Eagles and Chelsea star

- John Obi Mikel has been out of contract since leaving Trabzonspor before the lockdown

- The former Super Eagles captain is on the radar of English outfit West Brom

- Italian club Benevento are also interested in the 33-year-old

There are reports that Premier League bound West Brom are eyeing Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel who is currently without a club since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.

West Brom are second in the Sky Bet Championship and they will likely return to the Premier League after two-years of absence from the English topflight.

Mikel won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League and other laurels during his 11-year spell at Chelsea.

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The 33-year-old also had a stint with Middlesbrough in the Championship and former manager of the club Tony Pulis once praised the player.

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"Since he came into the football club, the level of his performances have been exceptional," Pulis said.

"He'll give credit to the other players around him, I've spoken to him and he's done that. You don't win the trophies he's won for no reason."

Meanwhile, earlier report suggests Mikel have been linked with newly-promoted Serie A club Benevento, reports Completesports.com.

John Obi Mikel: West Brom interested in former Super Eagles and Chelsea star

John Obi Mikel in action at Chelsea. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Wizards are looking to add experience into their squad after recently gaining promotion for the send time in their history to play in the Italian top-flight division.

According to Italian news media outfit Gianlucadimarzio, Benevento have confirmed their interest in the Nigerian.

The side managed by former AC Milan and Juventus striker Filippo Inzaghi are also looking to add Mikel’s former Chelsea team-mate Loic Remy to their squad for the 2020/21 campaign.

However, Legit.ng earlier reported that English side Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Nigerian defender Leon Balogun has completed a permanent short-time transfer move to their side from EPL club Brighton.

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Balogun found it hard to break into Brighton's first team which made the club send him out on loan to the Championship where he can find his rhythm.

Wigan explained on their official website that Balogun has joined them until the end of the 2019/20 season in the second division.

He joined Wigan in January and has so far played eight games for the side in their campaign in the second flight of English football.

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