Mikel Obi leaves for China, writes emotional letter to Chelsea fans
Nigeria’s Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is moving to Chinese super liga club Tianjin TEDA after being with Chelsea for 10 years.
He wrote: ”
‘To play in the Premier League, the best league in the world, is every professional player’s ambition. But to play for Chelsea, to become part of the Chelsea family, to work with some of the best managers and players in the world, has truly been an honour.
‘Every achievement I have been part of in my time at Chelsea holds a special memory: my first goal, against Macclesfield in 2007 (even though there were only five more after that!).
‘The nail-biting end of the 2010 season – securing the title on the last day, scoring a record 103 goals in the process, and winning the FA Cup a week later. Didier’s extra time winner against Manchester United in the 2007 FA Cup Final.”