Nigeria midfielder may be about to end nine-year stint with London club
Talks for Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi to join Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan at Al Ain in Dubai will begin tomorrow, a source has reveled. Mikel is now considering his future away from Stamford Bridge after playing a bit-part role for the past two seasons with ‘The Blues’. Mikel representatives, it was gathered, will meet with Al Ain officials tomorrow to begin negotiations for a possible transfer from the English Premier League for the Nigeria star.
“Mikel’s representatives will begin discussions with Al Ain on Friday in Dubai over a possible transfer,” the source disclosed to only AfricanFootball. com “The player has sanctioned the meeting and may even be part of it. It is now left to be seen what the club will put on the table for him.”
The Nigeria midfielder, who has been at Chelsea since 2006 and still has a contract with London club Chelsea till June 2017, wants to secure his future financially and so the decision to possibly move to the backwater league in the United Arab Emirates for several millions of petro-dollars.