John Obi Mikel Pens Emotional Farewell Letter To ‘Chelsea Family’ After Securing Move To China

Chris Wright

6th, January 2017



Mikel John Obi has written a lovely little farewell note to his ‘Chelsea family’ after securing himself a move to the Chinese Super League.

The Nigerian veteran – who is somehow still only 29 – is on the cusp of joining Tianjin TEDA, thus bringing to an end his 10-and-a-half-year stint with the Blues.

In that time he made 374 appearances, winning two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Europa League and one Champions League – all without leaving his own half of the field.

With the Chinese government already looking to put a cap on Super League spending, it looks like Mikel might have struck his deal at the right time.

Best of luck to him.

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  1. Straight Dave says:


  2. P says:

    It’s class acts like John Obi Mikel that keep football clubs successful. Not everyone is the next Messi, and in an era where chopping and changing squads every transfer window leads to inconsistency and a lack of team identity, culture, and style, it is nice to see players like John Obi Mikel establishing tenure and consistency for the benefit of the frequent flyers around them. Best of luck in China.

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