Mikel to quit Chelsea for Dubai

Mikel-ObiTalks for Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi to join Ghana skipper, Asamoah Gyan, at Al Ain in Dubai, will begin tomorrow, AfricanFootball.com has revealed.

AfricanFootball.com was first to report that Mikel is now considering his future away from Stamford Bridge after playing a bit role in the past two seasons with ‘The Blues’.

Mikel representatives 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,” a 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.

On Tuesday, Mikel featured for Chelsea when they piped Sydney 1-0 in a friendly played in Australia. He played the entire 90 minutes.

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  • the_headline

    recruit your mother first

  • the_headline

    good luck

  • Artful ºDodger

    His career is coming to an end. From Dubai nobody will buy anymore!

  • Adebiyi Joseph

    Mikel why Dubai of all countries , is it for money or for honors , i think Southampton though small is better than Dubai , don’t waste your talent by going to Dubai

  • AEfula

    He is not scoring goals. what do they need him for in English league. He can move to Dubai and make some money. He can also be Messi in Dubai because in the country of the blind, one eyed man is a king.