John Obi Mikel has been told to consider joining a club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
According to Veteran Nigerian coach, Henry Makinwa, it would be a “massive win” for the Nigerian topflight.
Mikel signed for Championship side Stoke City on a short-term deal after leaving Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor last year.
However, his contract with the Potters expires at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.
Makinwa has now encouraged the former Super Eagles captain to borrow a leaf from Ahmed Musa, who is currently with former NPFL champions, Kano Pillars.
“That would be highly welcomed if he can consider that option.
“I once wrote about this many years back but that could not stand then. If he does that, we will welcome him back home.
“It would be a massive win for the NPFL and the local fans,” Makinwa told Goal.
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