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Championship side, Stoke City have signed John Mikel Obi. The former Nigeria captain recently left Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.

Mikel won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup during his time with the London club.

Mikel made more than 370 appearances for Chelsea, helping them to land the Premier League title twice, as well as three FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League. After leaving Chelsea he joined the Chinese side Tianjin TEDA and had a brief spell at Middlesbrough in 2019. Mikel spent 11-years at Chelsea and left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill said: “I was really impressed with him when we met for the first time and he outlined what he wants from the next phase of his career.

“We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”

Mikel won 89 caps for Nigeria, playing in two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football last summer.

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