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John Obi-Mikel Signs for Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi on a deal until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda last month.

The Nigeria midfielder made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell which ended when he left Stamford Bridge two years ago.

He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013.

"I'm pleased to get him in. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality," Boro manger Tony Pulis told the club website.

"He has a winning mentality and he wants to be here to be a part of what we are looking to achieve."

Mikel has won a total of 85 caps for Nigeria, playing for them in the last two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He was also one of Nigeria's three over-age players as the African side won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

 

 

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I dread to think what his wages are. I also dread to think how much money Gibson has plouged into that fucking club

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Standard Tony Pulis player. Get's a nose bleed if he crosses the half way line and only likes to pass back.

Boro love a defensive midfielder but there's only so many you can field in an XI. Boring fucks.

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My boro supporting mate reckons they're crying out for a winger or someone with some creativity. They've bought Mikel John-Obi. 

 

Someone tell Pulis that you need to get to the prem before you get into survival mode.

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Apparently if Downing plays 1 more game it activates a 1 year extension to his contract, with so they aren’t playing him.

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Still only 31, feels like he's been around forever, assumed he was 35+.

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