sport news Stoke City confirm John Obi Mikel has joined Al Kuwait SC just WEEKS after he ...

sport news Stoke City confirm John Obi Mikel has joined Al Kuwait SC just WEEKS after he ...
sport news Stoke City confirm John Obi Mikel has joined Al Kuwait SC just WEEKS after he ...
Stoke City confirm midfielder John Obi Mikel has joined Al Kuwait SC... just WEEKS after former Chelsea star penned a contract extension with Championship side Stoke City activated option to extend John Obi Mikel's deal at start of month He featured in 41 matches across all competitions for The Potters in 2020-21 But now the 34-year-old has joined Al Kuwait SC in the Kuwaiti Premier League  The former Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder has joined on a one-year contract 

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John Obi Mikel has left Stoke City to join Al Kuwait SC despite extending his deal with the Championship outfit just earlier this month.

Stoke activated their option to hand the former Chelsea star an extension to his contract at the start of June after the midfielder impressed over the course of the 2020-21 season.

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But the 34-year-old has now linked up with the Kuwaiti Premier League side - who finished third in the division last season behind Al-Qadsia and champions Al-Arabi - on a one-year deal.

John Obi Mikel has left Stoke City to join Al Kuwait SC despite extending his deal just recently

John Obi Mikel has left Stoke City to join Al Kuwait SC despite extending his deal just recently

The former Nigeria international only joined Michael O'Neill's team in August last year and made 41 appearances for them across all competitions as they finished 14th in the Championship table. 

O'Neill had previously lauded Obi Mikel for his 'brilliant' displays and the positivity he was bringing to the club off the pitch.

'I've just said to him in the dressing room that I hope we can get that player on loan from Chelsea again next season,'

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