Famous Nigerian attacking midfielder John Obi Mikel could join Brazilian club Botafogo next season.
Provided that negotiations started last February and interrupted by the new coronavirus succeed.
Coming from Trabzonspor in Turkey, John Obi Mikel, 32, has been free and autonomous since last month, according to Turkish and Nigerian media.
Born in Jos in Plateau State, John Obi Mikel began his football career in the Plateau United club (2002-2004) before flying to Lyn Oslo (2004-2006) in Norway and then in England.
Mikel played for almost ten years (2006-2017) in Chelsea. With the London club, he played 372 matches and won numerous titles. Among these trophies, two national championships (2010 and 2015), four English cups (2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012), two league cups (2007 and 2015) and a European Champions League (2012).
With the national team, Obi was CAN 2013 winner, CAN under-20 winner in 2005 and bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.