John Mikel Obi Chelsea pay off midfielder with N1B

Chelsea has paid a severance fee of N1b to John Mikel Obi after he joined Chinese side, Tianjin Teda.

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John Obi Mikel leaves Chelsea for Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA play After joining Tianjin Teda, Chelsea have paid a severance fee of N1b (Twitter/Tianjin TEDA)

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi has been paid off by Chelsea with the sum of N1b (£2m).

Mikel Spent 10 years at Chelsea before leaving to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda in the January transfer window.

John Obi Mikel play Mikel Obi has left Chelsea after 10 years at the club (Getty Images)

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After leaving the club, the midfielder has been paid off with the sum of N1b (£2m).

Mikel’s Chelsea contract was to run out at the end of this season and the sum they paid him off with is his wages for the last six months of his deal.

 

This comes after Chelsea decided to let the midfielder for free despite still having six months on his deal.

The gesture was a thank-you gift to Mikel Obi where he played for over 10 seasons, winning 11 major trophies.

 

Mikel left Chelsea without playing a minute under new manager Antonio Conte this season.

The 29-year-old is now the highest paid Nigerian football player with his wage of £140, 000 weekly.

NB: £1=N592