Friday, June 14, 2013

Mikel Obi has agreed to join Turkish side Galatasaray


Nigerian international and Chelsea Midfielder John Mikel Obi has agreed to join  Turkish champions Galatasaray,  former Chelsea mate Didier Drogba is also currently with the Turkish side.

Galatasaray sporting director Bulent Tulun said Mikel has agreed in principle to join them, according to a leading Turkey football website fotomac.
Chelsea returning boss Jose Mourinho and both clubs are now to decide on this transfer, said Tulun, who met with other top officials this week on the matter. 

The 26-year-old only signed a new five-year contract with the Blues in December, but is thought to be ready to end his seven-year relationship with the club if the money offered by Galatasaray is right, according to Nigerian newspaper The Nation. To complete Mikel’s move over to Galatasaray, they will have to buy out the remainder of his contract.

Mikel will replace Brazil star Fillipe Melo, who is on his way out to either Brazil or Italy.