Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed that he has advised midfielder John obi Mikel to consider a move to Marseille. The midfielder is widely expected to leave in the January transfer window after not featuring in any games so far this season.
It appears that manager Antonio Conte is not happy with the player jetting off with the Nigerian national team in order to take part in the Olympics. This meant that the 28-year-old had to miss the pre-season. Mikel’s agent recently revealed that the player was extremely unhappy with the treatment being received at the club, where he has been since 2006.
As one of the longest serving players at Chelsea, it is surprising that Mikel has been forced out of the club in such shocking fashion. Yet, he is just 28 years old and will be able to find in your destination sooner rather than later. Rather than stay in the Premier league, Drogba says that it would be advisable if the midfielder moved to Marseille, who are going through a tough spell. The experience of the Nigerian international could be very crucial in recovering Marseille, who once used to be Drogba’s club before he ended up at Chelsea. In his 11 campaigns with the blues, Mikel has made more than 350 appearances.
“Mikel will find relevance at Marseille. I told him how well I was treated during my time there and above all it will help him stay close to his family. Marseille are not doing badly this season and Mikel’s experience will come in handy in helping them finish the season on a high,” said Drogba. During his time at the club, Mikel has won every major honour with Chelsea including the Champions League. He has also received the Premier League winner’s medal on numerous occasions.