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Transfer News: Mikel Obi returns to England, joins Middlesbrough

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has completed a shock move to English Championship side, Middlesbrough after cancelling his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda.

Mikel made 374 appearances for Chelsea before leaving in January 2017 to join Tianjin Teda in China.

Boro coach, Tony Pulis has hailed the arrival of Mikel Obi who he describes as a man with a lot of experience and quality.

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

Mikel Obi has been handed the number 2 jersey numer.

Middlesbrough are in the hunt for Promotion to the English Premier League.

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Ibrahim Taiwo

Taiwo Ibrahim is a sport writer

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