John Obi Mikel: Brazilian club Botafogo in talks with Nigerian star

John Obi Mikel: Brazilian club Botafogo in talks with Nigerian star

- John Obi Mikel is in talks with Brazilian club Botafogo

- The 32-year-old has been clubless since March 17 after speaking up against Turkish authorities after failing to suspend league actions

- Mikel is considered one of the most decorated Nigerian stars following his achievements in the Premier League

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is reportedly in talks with Brazilian topflight side Botafogo over a possible move to join them in the coming weeks.

The former Chelsea midfielder walked out of his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor last month following the authority's refusal to suspend the league in the middle of coronavirus pandemic.

He has since then reunited with his family while hoping to secure a new deal at another club since the Nigerian star is far from retiring anytime soon.

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Barely one month after quitting his last club, the 32-year-old is now reported to be on the verge of joining the Brazilian side according to Yahoo Sports.

Botafogo consider the one-time Champions League winner as a quality alternative for Ivorian legend Yaya Toure after failing to land the former Barcelona and Man City midfielder.

Mikel made 19 appearances for the Turkish club who currently tops the league table before the league was eventually suspended a few weeks back.

The Blues legend sealed the move to join Trabzonspor after helping Nigeria win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal in Egypt.

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Despite not featuring in most part of the games due to injury, he was impressive enough to earn the respect of the club and he was handed a two-year deal.

However, midway into his debut year at the club, Mikel cut ties with his employers following their failure to take precautions during this trying period.

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Former Chelsea star Mikel makes big statement on his return to the club earlier reported that former Super Eagles coach Daniel Amokachi brands that ex-Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has the greatest Nigerian player ever considering his achievements.

Amokachi who was known for bullying defenders with his pace during his active playing time for Nigeria stated clearly that Mikel has won titles more than any Nigerian in his career.

Mikel Obi was actually spotted by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson who made attempts to sign him but the Blues beat them to the deal and the midfielder spent over a decade at Stamford Bridge.

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