Ex-Chelsea player and former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has expressed his appreciation to the President of Trabzonspor, Ahmet Agaoglu and others for his new club deal with Turkish Super Lig side, Trabzonspor on Saturday.
Naija News understands that Mikel expressed his appreciation while speaking at the contract-signing ceremony attended by President of Trabzonspor, Ahmet Agaoglu at Mehmet Ali Yılmaz Facilities Football Coordination Center.
Mikel Obi’s statement becomes his first after he was unveiled as a player of Turkish Super Lig side, Trabzonspor.
The former Chelsea defensive midfielder who joined the Turkish side from Middlesbrough penned a two-year contract worth three million euros with an option for another one year in the club’s favour.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mikel said, ”I would like to thank our President for his nice words. When I came to Trabzonspor, I saw how big a club it was with my own eyes.
”I know that Mr President has made the club stable since he took office and brought Trabzonspor to the places it deserved again.
”I will do everything I can for this team structure consisting of young and talented players, both in and out of the field, whether it be experience or determination and challenge.”
Naija News understands that Mikel has already joined his new teammates in training ahead of Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round match against Sparta Prague.