Mikel open to play in Africa

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Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has said he is open to offers from anywhere around the world after terminating his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Mikel mutually ended his contract with the Super Lig side in March after he expressed concern about league games continuing in Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that was affecting lives, while other major leagues across Europe had been suspended.

Mikel left Chelsea in January 2017 and spent two seasons at Chinese side Tianjin Teda and half a season at Middlesbrough before he joined Trabzonspor last year.

The former Nigerian captain told media outlet OnTime Sports that he was willing to consider any offer to continue his career, and he’s even open to playing in Africa.

“Playing in the Egyptian Premier League? Why not?” said Mikel in response to a query about playing in Egypt.

“I am a professional footballer and everything is possible. I never ruled anything out.

“My goal is to continue playing football, and I hope I will have the opportunity, I do not reject any offers made to me, but rather study them well until I make the right decision.”

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