Stoke City transfers LIVE: Keeper update, midfielder links grow

John Obi Mikel sitting medical at Stoke

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel will have a medical at Stoke City today, claim Sky Sports.

The 33-year-old is a free agent following his departure from Trabzonspor in March.

His most recent spell in England came during the 2018-19 season with fellow Championship battlers Middlesbrough

Mikel made 19 appearances during that brief spell at the Riverside, scoring once, and was released at the end of the season.

Stoke City signing in waiting John Obi Mikel. (Image: Patrick Smith – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

An experienced head, the defensive midfielder counts glory in the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and African Cup of Nations amongst his biggest career honours.

Potters boss Michael O’Neill made clear his desire to add know-how to his ranks as he outlined his transfer window plans and with that his hope to get deals done quickly.


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