- Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel has moved to Kuwait Sporting Club signing a year big contract with the side
- Mikel Obi's new move to Kuwait Sporting Club will see him be earning massive amount of over a billion naira every year
- Before retiring from the Super Eagles, Mikel Obi played 97 games and also won the African Cup of Nations
Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi recently completed a big move to Kuwait Sporting Club leaving English Championship side Stoke City where he played for the whole last season.
Mikel Obi is one of the most successful Nigerian players considering the titles he has won most especially during his days at Chelsea and he is also reported the richest Nigerian footballer.
According to the report on Score Nigeria, John Obi Mikel will be getting massive $4 Million annually which is around N1.6 billion at his new club which is awesome for the former Super Eagles captain.
John Obi Mikel's massive salary at Kuwait Sporting Club is also said to be the biggest for any player in the gulf region in the topflight which means the Nigerian has set a big record.
Kuwait trails the more illustrious UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and even Oman – in that order, and the arrival of Mikel may signal of beginning of arrival of more celebrated “retired” legs to the Arab nation.
Stoke City's reaction to Mikel's move
Michael O’Neill who is the coach of Championship side Stoke City has explained that he is unperturbed about Mikel Obi's move to Kuwait claiming that the club signed a deal with him that he can leave anytime.
“Although John triggered the second year of his contract, we always had an agreement in place whereby we would let him leave if a significant overseas opportunity came along.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Mikel Obi's daughter Mia penned an emotional letter to her father thanking the former Super Eagles captain for taking care of her while celebrating the Fathers Day.
Mia is the second twin daughter of Mikel Obi with her sister named Ava and they have both been the source of inspiration for the former Chelsea star.
The Nigerian footballer is currently in the country following the completion of the 2019/20 League season in Europe where he played for Stoke City.
In the letter Mia wrote in which Mikel Obi posted on Instagram story, the Nigerian football legend stated clearly that he is proud to have Mia and her twin sister.