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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Throwback to the transfer that never was

In 2005, John Obi Mikel was one of the world's hottest prospects. He had just come off the back of a stellar U20 campaign where Nigeria finished runners up to Argentina and he was named second best player of the tournament behind a certain Lionel Messi. England's biggest clubs had their sights set on this teen prodigy who plied his trade at Norway's Lyn Oslo and he did move to the Premier League but not without some controversy.
He was first paraded as a Manchester United player complete with a press conference where he was pictured in the club's jersey. Things took a twist when he chose to sign on for Chelsea instead.

The issue went to court and Chelsea ended up paying £12million to Manchester United and £4million to Lyn Oslo. It is unknown how things would have turned out had he signed for the Red Devils but Mikel went on to enjoy 10 fruitful years at Chelsea during which he won the Premier League twice and the Champions league

10 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice


... Merited happiness

prince said...

THAT WAS HIS BEST DECISION FOR MR FERGUSIN WOULD HAVE TURNED HIM INTO A BALL PICKING PLAYER BECAUSE HE HATES BLACK PLAYERS LIKE WHAT HE DID TO FORTUNE OF SOUTH AFRICA AND JEMBA JEMBA OF CAMERON

Nnamdi said...

Hahaha. Just to piss Manchester United Fans off.

Lol

daniel ubong said...

My big boy.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

All is well that ends well.

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gentle said...

Isn't that greed?

Anonymous said...

I agree, only Chelsea and Mourinho prioritize Blacks.

ary said...

10 fruitful years?! LOL in those ten years United lifted more trophies than Chelsea. He might not have stayed 10 years at United but his all round game would have been a whole lot better. He went to Chelsea to make money and his career went nose diving. Yay

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