Updated: Mikel Obi to earn bigger salary following offer by Chinese club

Updated: Mikel Obi to earn bigger salary following offer by Chinese club

Chinese football club, Shanghai SIPG, has offered the Super Eagles captain a mouth-watering contract that will see the Chelsea midfielder earn the sum of $212,000 per week. The figure translates to a little above 100 million naira using today’s exchange rates.

Mikel has been left out of Antonio Conte’s selection throughout all the games Chelsea played this season after he returned from the Rio 2016 Olympics where he captained Nigeria to a bronze medal win in the men’s football event.

The 29-year-old might take the deal, industry insiders suggest – although there’s no official word on the matter from Mikel.
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