Thursday, June 20, 2013

Drogba convinces Mikel Obi as he confirms his decision to leave Chelsea FC for Galatasaray

Chelsea midfielder and Nigerian international Mikel Obi confirmed earlier today that Galatasaray have made him an offer and he is ready to leave Stamford Bridge before next season. 
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has made 277 appearances for the Blues and during his time at Stamford Bridge, he has won the Premier League title, four FA Cups and lifted the Champions League as well as the Europa League trophy

"I'm very pleased with Galatasaray's offer," Mikel told Turkish newspaper Sabah.

John Obi Mikel who revealed recently his decision to leave Chelsea FC  for Galatasaray said former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba convinced him to join the Turkish champions,
"I asked Drogba for advice and he told me that Istanbul is a fantastic city, that Galatasaray is a huge club and that I have to make the move.

"I have played at Chelsea for a long time and it's now time for me to leave.

"I'm still only 26 and it's great to receive an offer from a club [Galatasaray] playing Champions League football and doing well in the competition." 

The Nigeria international said he does not expect any cash problems and Chelsea to stand in his move to Turkey.

"Talks have reached an advanced level between Chelsea and Galatasaray. Chelsea won't make the move difficult and regarding my salary there won't be a problem,” he said.

"All that is left is for the clubs to reach an agreement."

Mikel Obi joined Chelsea from FK Lyn for €26 million in 2006 and has four years left on his contract.

Galatasaray are considering their options in the defensive midfield position after talks with Juventus over a transfer for Felipe Melo hit a stalemate