Mikel arrives Stoke for medicals ahead of move

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Former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has been pictured arriving in Stoke as he’s set to complete a medical ahead of his transfer to the Championship side.

The Nigerian midfielder is presently a free agent after leaving Turkish outfit Trabzonspor by mutual consent again in March.

Stoke have been in talks with Mikel for a couple of weeks and he’s set to signal a one-year take care of the West Midlands membership.

John Obi Mikel has been pictured arriving in Stoke as he’s set to complete a medical with them.

Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

He received the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London facet.

Mikel is well-known from a 11-year stint he spent at Chelsea the place he made 372 appearances After leaving Stamford Bridge he joined Chinese facet Tianjin TEDA and had a transient spell at Middlesbrough in 2019.

Mikel performed 23 instances for Trabzonspor in the final yr however he left the membership days after expressing his concern that the Turkish Super Lig was persevering with amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Stoke are wanting to strengthen their facet after ending 15th in the Championship beneath former Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

So far they’ve already secured the signings of Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher on free transfers as O’Neill hopes to push them nearer in direction of the automated promotion and playoff locations.