Mikel Obi’s Chelsea Exit – Nigerian professional footballer and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has implied that he may leave the Premier League club in the January transfer window.
“I will keep doing my best and ready for when called up upon,”
“We will see what happens in January.”
Mikel is Chelsea’s second longest player. He has been with the club for 10 whole years.
Rumors have it that Mikel Obi’s Chelsea exit could be because the international midfielder “has fallen out of favor this season under new manager Antonio Conte.”
On the other hand, Nigerian Coach Gernot Rohr, believes that the star is being penalized for representing his home country during the Rio Olympics.
Recall that Obi was named as part of the Nigerian Olympic team. He honored the call to be the captain of the team. In the course of that, he forfeited the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
It was reported that the club had granted him permission to be part of the national team. Together with his team mates, they earned Nigeria a bronze cup at the Olympics.
During that time, the club shared their pride over the star on their webpage, as he impressed them during the Rio Olympics.
It is not clear what is behind Mikel Obi’s Chelsea exit but the champ had a word with the media recently,
“I have never been a guy who made excuses in life, I never shy away from my responsibilities,”
“I have to keep training hard and make sure I change the manager’s mind. I have been professional, I train and work everyday with the team and I hope one day I will get to play.
“I have written my name in the history of this football club and I have won loads of trophies. I have played close to 400 game and have no single regret.
“I still want to win more and help the team. Players move on in life but I am relaxed about January. I will speak to the club find the best solution.”- BBC