West Brom Targets Former Chelsea Star Mikel Obi
English Premier League Promotion hopeful, West Bromwich Albion are targeting former Chelsea star and Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi as they continue to push for elevation into the EPL Next season, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports.
The 33-year-old Nigeria legend is currently a free agent after he left Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. Mikel terminated his contract with the club following the club’s handling of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Sky Sports report that Sky Bet Championship club West Bromwich Albion are currently working on a deal to sign the experienced former Chelsea midfielder Mikel on a free transfer.
Mikel has been linked with a move to Serie A’s newly promoted team Benevento, Brazilian Serie A side, Botafogo and Mexican clubs C.F. Monterrey and Tigres UANL also entered the race to sign him too.
Ajayi’s West Brom side are currently second in the Sky Bet Championship and look well placed to secure a return to the Premier League following a two-season absence from the top flight.
Mikel enjoyed a trophy-laden 11 years at Chelsea earlier in his career, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, and Europa League.