Mikel Eyes England Return

John Obi Mikel became a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor in March

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi admits a return to England is ‘a strong possibility’ with Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion said to be interested in the player

The 33-year-old, is a free agent after leaving Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor in March.

The former Chelsea midfielder has also been linked with Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Internacional since leaving Turkey. He refused to confirm or deny reports linking him with newly-promoted West Bromich Albion and Championship side Stoke City.

“Yes, there are interested clubs and England is a strong possibility and why not..,”Mikel told BBC Sport Africa.

“We are currently in talks with clubs and there is absolutely no hurry. I can only wait to see what happens.”

Mikel won nine titles during an 11-year stay at Chelsea and had a brief stint at Middlesbrough before moving to Turkey.

He also once featurevd for Norwegian outfit Lyn and Chinese Super League club Tiajin TEDA.

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