Serie A, Premier League clubs battle to sign Super Eagles captain Mikel as he quits Tianjin Teda

Nigerian International, John Obi Mikel, has revealed that he has cancelled his contract with Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Teda, a year before the agreement between club and player was due to run out. The Super Eagles skipper has not traveled with the Tianjin Teda first-teamers to Spain for pre-season training as he is negotiating with the club to break his contract.
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In an interview with  Tianjin TV Sports New Vision programme, Mikel said: “I broke the contract with the club, which means I will leave Teda. As for my next stop, I am not sure yet. Maybe I will return to Europe, maybe stay in China. Anyway, I would like to wish the TEDA team good luck next season.”
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Mikel performed well for Tianjin Teda in the first half of the 2018 season but struggled with injuries in the second half after representing Nigeria at the World Cup.  Mikel is not short of admirers in Europe as Serie A sides Torino and AC Milan are interested in the former Chelsea star.
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Fulham and Crystal Palace have also been mooted as potential destinations for the 2 time Premier League winner, Throughout his stay in China, the central midfielder cum defender featured in 31 Super League matches, scoring three goals (three assists).