Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, may be set to join Brazilian Serie A club, Botafogo, on an 18-month deal. Botafogo continue to push for the signature of the former Chelsea midfielder who was released by his former employer, Trabzonspor following an outburst on the social media from the Nigerian over the safety of players as a reult of the virus.
Mikel left Trabzonspor by mutual consent, days after expressing his concerns about the Turkish Super Lig continuing amid the global coronavirus pandemic. It now looks like the 32-year-old search for a new club won’t take long after, Jorge Nicola, has said that Botafogo have offered Mikel an 18-month deal that would see him earn $2m over the duration of the contract.
Should the new deal go through, the former Chelsea player would earns more than the $1.6m he was paid at Trabzonspor. Botafogo are willing to recover their greatness in the Brazil league as they just completed the signing of Japanese, Keisuke Honda.
By NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi