Mikel heads back to England with Middlesbrough

Tony Pulis will be hoping Mikel can help fire Boro back to the Premier League
Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel of Tianjin TEDA, front, dribbles against Jiang Suning in their 19th round match during the 2018 Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) in Tianjin, China, 18 August 2018. Jiangsu Suning played draw to Tianjin TEDA 1-1.

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has completed his move to Middlesbrough from Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA.

The former Chelsea midfielder has agreed personal terms with the English Championship club and will now look to help the team’s push to return to the Premier next season.

Boro currently sits fifth in the Championship table and are seven points off leaders Leeds United.

Serie A giants Roma and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg had made their interest known in the former Chelsea midfielder but Mikel opted a return to England, to be with his wife and children.

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