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By Abiola Shodiya
As Super Eagles’ midfielder, Mikel John Obi prepares to leave Chelsea, a fan of the club has written a passionate farewell message to the outgoing player.
A fan called Nazar from Ukraine, described Mikel as one of the biggest symbols of Nigerian football and a Chelsea legend. Nazar went on saying that Mikel is a great example of strength, patience, professionalism and passion.
Mikel has been shut out of the Chelsea team by Italian manager, Antonio Conte, since the midfielder decided to represent Nigeria at the Olympics in Rio last summer.
Mikel, after returning from the Olympics where he won Bronze, also stated in clear terms that he would not substitute his Olympic medal for anything.
The Nigerian has been with Chelsea for over 10 years and has won 2 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, an Europa League title and the UEFA Champions League.
A lot of clubs have shown interest in Mikel, as well as rich Chinese clubs.

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