Mikel Obi Confirms Move to Chinese Club Tianjin TEDA


Super Eagles‘ Captain, John Mikel Obi has confirmed that he is leaving Chelsea FCto Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA.

This was after a picture of the midfielder shaking hands with the club’s official and holding the club’s shirt, was shared on social media.

In a letter he titled: “Letter to my Chelsea Family”, Mikel announced his transfer.


He has also changed his Twitter bio, to read “Tianjin TEDA Midfielder”.

Reports say Mikel will earn about £140,000 (about N70m using the black market rate) a week in his new club.

Mikel, who spent 11 years in the English football side, had held  talks with Valencia, while Marseille and Inter Milan also showed interest.