Turkish giants Fernebahce eye signing Eagles skipper Mikel this January transfer window

SUPER Eagles skipper Mikel Obi could be on the verge of joining Turkish giants Fenerbahce before the close of this January transfer window after the club stepped up its interest in the midfielder ended his contract with Chinese side Tianjin Teda.


Last week, Mikel agreed to terminate his contract with Chinese League side Tianjin Teda where he has plied his trade for the last two years. Mikel, 31, is Nigeria's most well decorated and well recognised player, having spent 10 and a half years at Chelsea where he won the Uefa Champions League and Premiership title among other laurels.


In 2017, he opted to Move to China but earlier this week, he decided to terminate his contract with Tianjin Teda and return to Europe so he can be closer with his family. With the African Cup of Nations now due in the summer, Mikel is currently searching for a new club as he bid to stay fit.


Fenerbahce is currently in a tight race for the Super Lig title in Turkey, three points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir, with Galatasaray also in contention. Known as the Yellow Canaries, Fernebahce currently have Africans Nabil Dirar, Aatif Chahechouhe and Carlos Kameni in their first-team squad.