Chelsea has paid a severance fee of N1b to John Mikel Obi after he joined Chinese side, Tianjin Teda.
Mikel Spent 10 years at Chelsea before leaving to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda in the January transfer window.
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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.