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Official: Mikel Joins Trabzonspor

Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor has announced the signing of Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel.

Mikel joins on a two year deal with an option of another year, the Club announced.

The Black Sea Storm secured the signature of former Chelsea midfielder on as a free agent, after he left English Championship Side Middlesbrough at the end of his six month deal with the Club last season.

The former Chelsea midfielder will be the third Nigerian in the Unal Karaman’s squad with Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme already established at the Medical Park Arena.

“A two-year and an additional year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian national team, John Obi Mikel, to transfer to our club,” the club announced.

According to the agreement, Mikel will earn 1.5 million euros in his first season at Trabzonspor and another guaranteed €1.5m in the second year of his contract (approximately N1.22 billion in Nigerian currency over the duration of his contract).

In the event that Mikel plays 70 percent of Super League matches for at least 45 minutes in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, Trabzonspor will activate the option to extend his deal by a year and he’ll pocket €1.5m for the 2021-22 season.

Mikel who is currently with the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, is expected to team up with his new teammates after the tournament.

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