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Nigeria’s super eagle player, Mikel Obi is returning to England for the third time in his career.

Mikel feels he still has a lot in stock and he can impact a winning mentality onto Stoke City after joining the club on Monday.

Since his contract with Turkish Super League side, Trabzonspor was terminated in March, the 33-year-old Nigerian has been a free agent. He fell out with his last club for speaking out against the club’s league fixtures in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to, Mikel is looking to get down to immediate business in Staffordshire and wants the Potters to win on a consistent basis. 

“I can bring that winning mentality into this team,” he said on Stoke City YouTube Channel.

“There is always a way to win, we need to find that way. That mentality needs to come into the team, it’s all about winning week in, week out, and that’s something I’ve done all my life at Chelsea and if I can bring that experience and winning mentality here, I’d be very happy.”

“I’m excited. I’ve been talking with the club for a week, talking to the manager trying to know exactly what the ambition of the club is and also my ambition what I want to do as a player. My ambition and the club’s ambition seem to be pretty much the same,” he continued.

“I’m excited to see where we can go with this partnership, I’m here to help the club, get promoted, I think this club belongs to the Premier League, that’s where it should be.

 “I’ve got like three to four weeks before the season starts, you don’t quite know where you will be, but I’ve been doing things right for the past five to six months at home trying to train, go to the gym, do bits here and there,” he said.

“It’s going to take a while but with my ambition and my goal of knowing where I want to be before the season starts, I should be there.”



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