October 28, 2021

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Jubilation as Nigerian football legend bags one-year contract extension with top English club

– Nigerian legend, John Obi Mikel, will enjoy another year of outstanding football at Stoke City next season

– The 34-year was impressive in his debut season for the Potters that they had to reward him with an extension

Mikel Obi and his Stoke teammates finished 14th on the Championship table last campaign

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Stoke City have rewarded Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel with a one-year contract extension for his contribution to their campaign in the outgone season.

The 34-year-old midfielder will remain at the Bet365 Stadium until the end of the 2021-22 campaign having joined them as a free agent after parting ways with Turkish side Trabzonspor last year.

Mikel made 40 appearances for the Potters, creating an assist in the process and helping them finish 14th with 60 points on the league table.

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The former Premier League club confirmed the development on their official website with defender James Chester also staying at the club for another year. The statement on Stoke website reads:

Nigerian football legend Mikel Obi bags one year contract extension with top English club
Nigerian legend Mikel Obi in action for Stoke City against former club Middlesbrough on Saturday 13th March 2021.
Photo by Trevor Wilkinson/MI News/NurPhoto
Source: Getty Images

“Meanwhile, contract extensions have been activated to retain the services of defender James Chester and midfielder John Obi Mikel.”

Despite his advanced age, the former Super Eagles captain seems to be enjoying his stay at his current club and the fans are making life easy for him there.

Before joining Stoke, Mikel had already represented Middlesbrough after joining them in the winter of 2019 but his deal was not extended by the club.

The Nigerian star is not new to English football as he spent a decade playing for Chelsea and winning silverware in the process.

He won one Champions League, two Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, and other major trophies at Stamford Bridge.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel has continued to find more ways to excite his lovely daughters after being spotted with two beautiful bicycles.

The 34-year-old midfielder whose current deal with Stoke City expires at the end of this season is currently with his family enjoying the pre-summer holidays.

He made an impression in the minds of the fans of the club which earned him a new one-year deal.

Source: Legit