Ex-Chelsea Player Obi Mikel Interested in Botafogo

John Obi Mikel, the former star footballer from Chelsea has weighed up interest towards Botafogo; the Brazilian side for Serie A football as he is still in search of a new club after his contract with Trabzonspor, the league side from Turkey, was terminated. In recent times, he is in talks with Botafogo but has not been confirmed and no information has been reported about his move. There are higher chances of him moving to the club from Rio de Janeiro. He has not been with any club since the termination from the Turkish side last month.

It is though the winner for Africa Cup of Nations 2013 confirmed that a line of communication has been made with the Serie A football club but has also expressed doubts about playing in Brazil. Botafogo has shifted their attention towards Obi Mikel after they missed out on another legend from Africa, Yaya Toure, the well-known midfielder from Manchester City. When asked about his move to Botafogo, he said that there have been a lot of talks and discussions with the club. He has expressed his interest and they have also told him about their expectations. Negotiations have also been going on between him and the club Botafogo. Time will tell what finally comes as the decision from John Obi Mikel.

He is yet to make the decision as he said that he is currently sure about his move. He is still thinking about the decision. The 32-year-old footballer has been reported to offer a contract to the Serie A football club Botafogo, but because of the pandemic, the negotiations have been slowed down. He has made 19 appearances in league matches for the Brazilian side, Trabzonspor, his old club. All these appearances were made by the former Chelsea star before the club terminated his contract.