Mikel ends speculation -‘I am happy here’


The Nigerian admits he is enjoying his time with the
Blues, but refused to rule out a move before the end
of his career
John Obi Mikel has moved to end speculation over
his Chelsea future by insisting he is happy at
Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old was linked with the likes of Al Ain
and Fenerbahce during the transfer window but
remained with the Blues despite the interest.
Mikel claims he considered leaving Chelsea but has
had a change of mind since the manager Jose
Mourinho wants him to stay.
“I have two years left on my contract here and want
to see them out. I am happy here and we will see
what happens. I do want to stay, the manager wants
me to stay so I don’t have any issues,” Mikel told
London Evening Standard .
“The manager has told me he wants me to stay. He
said that and I’m pretty happy to stay.
“This is going to be my tenth season at the club,
next year it will be my 11th. I have been here so
long due to the contracts I have signed and I like to
be somewhere where I have developed friendships.
“This is like my family now. Every time I come to
work it’s like coming in to see my family. I know
the whole place, the staff, it is going to be a hard
place to leave when my contract runs out and then
we will see what happens,” he concluded.
Since his move from Lyn Oslo in 2006, the Super
Eagles’ star has won 10 major titles with the
Stamford Bridge giants.

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