John Obi Mikel set for second Middlebrough test

John Obi Mikel completed his move from Tainjin Teda to Championship side Middlesbrough and made an impressive debut for the club last week.

John Obi Mikel left the shores of England after fallen out of Favour when Conte was in charge of the Chelsea.

John Obi Mikel’s elimination from the first team at Chelsea started when he failed to meet up with the team training tour during the pre-season as he opted to represent nigeria at the Olympics.

Returning to Chelsea, Conte never gave the midfielder a chance in the first team.

Mikel moved to Tianjin Teda in 2017 helping the club throughout the two seasons he spent with them.

However the Nigerian midfielder choose to return to England despite recieving offers from Belgium, France and Spain.

John Obi Mikel played 62 minutes during Middlesbrough 1-1 draw with Newport County in the Emirates FA Cup an he was impressive during the encounter.

John Obi Mikel is currently eyeing a return to the Super Eagles ahead of the AFCON 2019 in Egypt from june later this year.

His return to England will make it easier for coach Gernot Rohr to see more of his performance.