John Obi Mikel Super Eagles captain keen to join Besiktas

According to Turkish tabloid Harberturk, Mikel is willing to accept Besiktas deal only if he is offered first team football.

  • Published:
John Obi Mikel play John Obi Mikel wants to end his stay at Chelsea and move to Besiktas (Twitter/Chelsea )
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is reportedly keen to join Turkish champions Besiktas.

Mikel Obi has been at Chelsea for 10 years but his time with the club could be up with Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante and AS Roma star Radja Nainggolan heavily linked with the 2015 Premier League champions.

N'Golo Kante play Leicester City star N'Golo Kante is being linked with a move to Chelsea (Kevin Quigley )

ALSO READ: Time for Mikel Obi to leave Chelsea

According to Turkish tabloid Harberturk, the 29-year-old is willing to accept Besiktas deal only if he is offered first team football.

"Mikel did enquire about Besiktas and there were talks it all depends on what their board decide to do," one of his representatives, Mesrun Izzet is quoted to say by Haberturk.com.

John Obi Mikel play Time to leave? John Obi Mikel has spent 10 years at Chelsea (Jim Bennett/Daily Mail)

"Money is of course important but Mikel wants first-team football if he is to move.“

Besiktas tried to get Mikel Obi last year but Jose Mourinho stopped the move as he wanted the midfielder to be part of his squad.

The Turkish side is also trying to lure another Nigerian player from Chelsea, Kenneth Omeruo.

Kenneth Omeruo play Besiktas also wants Kenneth Omeruo (Instagram/Kenneth Omeruo )

ALSO READ: Mikel Obi celebrates 10-years at Chelsea

Omeruo joined Chelsea in 2012 but has spent all his time away from the club on loan.

Ahead of next season, Besiktas are willing to get the defender but are waiting for the permission of new Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.