Two American Clubs Battle Brazilian Side To Sign John Mikel Obi

Two American Clubs Battle Brazilian Side To Sign John Mikel Obi
Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel looks on during a training session at Essentuki Arena, southern Russia, on June 19, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

John Mikel Obi has been without a club since he left Trabzonspor in March but he has now been reportedly linked with a move to the Mexican top division with Monterrey and Tigres reportedly interested in his services.

The former Nigeria international left the Karadeniz Fırtınası after he criticised the decision to allow the Super Lig to continue amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the former Super Eagles captain left in March, Mikel has been linked with several clubs including a move back to England.

Brazilian side Botafogo were reportedly close to signing the 33-year-old, but a deal could not be agreed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to latest reports, two American clubs have now joined the Brazilian side in the battle for Mikel’s signature.

TUDN claim Monterrey and Tigres are interested in bringing Mikel to Liga MX, the Mexican top-flight.

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However, it remains to be seen whether a move to North America is something that will interest the former Nigeria international considering he once revealed he would love to stay close to his family in London.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.