According to allnigeriasoccer, John Obi Mikel is a transfer target for La Liga side Valencia with the midfielder not appearing to be in Antonio Conte’s Chelsea plans.
Indeed, our Blues fans here in the Transfer Tavern think it could be time for him to go too with the likes of N’golo Kante and Nemanja Matic ahead of him in the pecking order for the midfield positions.
In fact, even Cesc Fabregas and Oscar are likely ahead of Mikel and neither of them have been regular starters so things appear to be looking bleak for the Nigerian’s Stamford Bridge future.
The midfielder is yet to play in the Premier League this season with the Blues in fine form at the moment.
They are currently sitting top of the pile by a point from Liverpool and Manchester City with the latter hosting the club in a crunch tie at the Etihad this weekend.
Antonio Conte will likely employ his 3-4-3 again this season, a system that has seen the likes of Victor Moses revive his Chelsea career but with no place still available for Mikel, a switch to La Liga could be the way forward.
Our landlord is sure of it, too. He thinks the Nigerian has to leave.
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