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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Mikel Obi set to leave Chelsea for Galatasaray

Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi is set to move to Galatasaray from Chelsea. Mikel told Sabah, a daily Turkish newspaper that the Turkey football club made an offer that he's very pleased with and is looking forward to life in Istanbul.
'I asked Drogba for advice and he told me that Istanbul is a fantastic city, that Galatasaray is a huge club and that I have to make the move. I have played at Chelsea for a long time and it's now time for me to leave.
'I'm still only 26 and it's great to receive an offer from a club (Galatasaray) playing Champions League football and doing well in the competition.'
Talks have reached an advanced level between Chelsea and Galatasaray. Chelsea won't make the move difficult and regarding my salary there won't be a problem. All that is left is for the clubs to reach an agreement.'
Mikel leaving Chelsea for Galatasaray is not a good idea, is it?

119 Comments:

  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good for you

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmmm, leaving Chelsea to a club u can't even pronounce?????? Mikel!, Mikel!!, Micheal!!! How many times did I call u????

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:35 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    I think his time at Stamford Bridge is over, in the sense that with the new manager, they must have talked and he wasn't assured of a sure place in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho, even under former manager Benetez, he was dropped a lot of time. Its a good move for him, after all he has won everything club wise with Chelsea, you name it.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dont be silly Linda...It is not his option. All this one he is yanning is gist....Chelsea has told Mikel that he no longer features in their plans...its either he moves or sits on the bench and that ends his career...you decide!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:36 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    I think his time at Stamford Bridge is over, in the sense that with the new manager, they must have talked and he wasn't assured of a sure place in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho, even under former manager Benetez, he was dropped a lot of times. Its a good move for him, after all he has won everything club wise with Chelsea, you name it.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:36 , Blogger Lanceslot Alanza said...

    Yes its not a good idea, but he needs the move if he want to keep playing.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    no no for me.1st to publish

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:37 , Blogger Chukwudi Amanze said...

    lol....funny post Linda

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Babes.... it is okay oo because he will have the likes of Scheider and Drogba in the squad. Remember he will also be playing the champions league football which is an added advantage. The move is an okay except the Chelsea fans here are biased and selfish.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LINDA E BE LIKE YOU GET MALARIA?
    MIKEL IS THE MOST SCARED PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL.
    HE IS JUST THE REASON WHY ANY LITTLE COUNTRY IN AFRICA LOOKS DOWN ON NIGERIA ANYTIME THEY WANT TO PLAY US.
    LOOKING AT A CHICKEN THAT IS NIGERIA BIGGEST EXPORT, ITS NOT WORTH IT.
    CHELSEA KNOWS THEY WASTING MONEY.
    HE IS SUPPOSE TO BE A SNOOKER PLAYER NOT A FOOTBALLER.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:40 , Anonymous kolawole A said...

    it is good idea, he has achieved everytin as a player at chelsea, so as for me all what the gentle man need do is to ply is trade in some other country, it is good time for him to move

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Make he try score even if na 1goal for dis club oo. Mafian king has spoken!!!!!.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:44 , Anonymous kadi said...

    Its a very gud move,wit jose mourinho coming back I doubt mikel will get much first team appearance cus jose is set to bring in some new faces..

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Life is about taking right decision,Mikel has won every trophy in English football and in Europe,won Nations cup as well. Let him go and make money in Turkey and win trophy with another Club. Nice1 John Obi.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shey he has tried and won almost all that needs to be won.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:46 , Blogger Yannick Dongo said...

    Am a huge Chelsea fan although not a fanatic. Personally i think leaving Chelsea for Galasatary is a step down in Mikel's career. True he will surely get more playing time and the league there is less competitive so he will probably win more league titles in less time. But then again at chelsea, Mikel has managed to create a niche for homself. he isnt doing very badly as he is in the first team. and chelsea offers what galasatary can never, opportunity to not only regularly compete with the best but also beat them and win european title's

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:49 , Anonymous inspireify272b3120 said...

    hmmmmmm i guess this is a typical, bloody, cheap paper rumor...Linda u na fellow Chelsea fan like me ooo...dnt pray 4 dis ooo he is going no where oooo...Mourinho bot him, so y leaving? i know he will not allow him go...pls oooo dnt start abeg...Mikel and Chelsea 4 life

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:50 , Blogger Joy Nwigwe said...

    peeps pls I don't really know so much abt football.cos am just hearing abt dis club ...Galat something for d first time.just hope dat Mikel is making the right choice.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:51 , Blogger Yannick Dongo said...

    i think its a step down in his career

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    good

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    good

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:54 , Anonymous sherilycious said...

    the same Drogba who wintch him dat made him not to be able to score any goal even penalty. hmmmmmm.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:55 , Anonymous fly guy said...

    he's still quite young, so not really a good move, but if he performs excellently well, then a bigger club in mainstream europe will come knocking, but question is can mikel really play better than what he's playing now in d future?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:57 , Blogger zinnyfied allen said...

    We will miss u!!! Go for d best and prepare 4 the worst. Gudluck

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:57 , Blogger Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

    a yes 4 me!!! if he will do well there as in more progress..... why not?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:58 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    Good for him.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 13:59 , Blogger Dot Baba said...

    Maybe he is just interested in playing in the champions league

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As an insier I can assure you its best for him.When michael Essien returns with mourhino Mikel will have no playing. Time. He is better off other there especially if the pay is great mikel now before you become desperate you don't have a. Daddy like essien who will give. You favours in a big club

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ah Don't Buy The idea oh bros....Sell It To The Next Commenter....Fnx

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:03 , Anonymous BLOGBABY IS BACK said...

    Mikel has been 26yrs since the world began!!!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    all this ur stories wey u go dey carry from dailymail

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:05 , Anonymous Stan said...

    Nice one bro

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    HABA! not good idea at all!! turkey!? even considering d unrest rocking dem at the moment<*sad*

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!! Leaving uk for turkey? Is he not watching the news? Don't go there and die oh!
    I met this guy at the airport once, and didn't know who he was at the time as people were rushing him. He was so rude to me when i asked his name. I was very pregnant so obviously not trying to come on to him or anything.
    So make you go turkey, see who knows you there....useless guy.

    Mama Ifu

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:09 , Anonymous Henry said...

    Not a very Good Idea At all.. But he Knows What He Want I guess.. and hes gonna make More Millions. Date a Millionaire In Nigeria, Sugar Mummy and Daddy, Rich Kids and Meet A Millionaire Friend Today

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:09 , Anonymous obianuju said...

    Wrong step. His career is heading to d grave from instabul

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:09 , Anonymous MYRAYA SAYS said...

    Will miss u my boy.. Well,,its all about d papers.. All da best
    MYRAYA

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He should remain in Premiership for his own good,maybe his seeing himself that d special one might offload him but staying in England should v been better. Drogba is a Legend he can stay there,he has made his mark.dis players r just after money now just like Falcao that Moved to Monaco from Atlitico Madrid.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He should remain in Premiership for his own good,maybe his seeing himself that d special one might offload him but staying in England should v been better. Drogba is a Legend he can stay there,he has made his mark.dis players r just after money now just like Falcao that Moved to Monaco from Atlitico Madrid.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:16 , Anonymous sleeks said...

    Good idea.. but we are really going to miss him. Thou he doesn't score..we still appreciate him cos he makes positive impacts in any game he is featured in. I think this is the time for him to tell the world that he is not just a good player but a scorer too.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:18 , Blogger Basilprince Wobodo said...

    I dnt wan hm 2 leav chelsea bcuz I luv seeing mikel wt chelsea jesy.if he leaves chelsea I ll leave bt

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda is not a good idea

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    to sum extent it is a gud idea

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is not a good idea ooh, but like he said he's was pleased with the offer they made. All the best man

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:26 , Anonymous prince paul said...

    yes its d finnest idea. mikel goooooo

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    26? Ur bone na 35yrs

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very good for him.Not after what he did to 2face.Ur career is almost over mikel.Guess wat?2face still has a long way to go b4 retiring.Now tell Me!Who is d BOSS?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Please tell him to use his brain cos galatasaria is in turkey and turkey is a muslim nation and any muslim is a potential boko haram and any boko haram is a terrorist. Be warned!!!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a bad move 4 him.....who is watching turkish league in 9ja? I tink these will bring is career down...so sad....funky

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:35 , Blogger Basilprince Wobodo said...

    Plz if mikel leave chelsea I ll die I luv chelsea bcuz of hm

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:36 , Blogger Yemmie Oscar said...

    Honestly linda! It ain't a good idea
    Afterall, the special one is back*SAD

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If d pay is huge my guy should switch

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mourinho will sell him anyway. Only 26 indeed. Linda your love for Chelsea ends now.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Am so crushing on this guy
    I already hav 3kids with him
    Shall dis dream eva materialize

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:53 , Anonymous Hrm paul ojeih said...

    its about time he gets his rump out of chelsea under achieved player i b think say im wan die for chelsea 26 kor 26 ni dis dude forgets that he grew up with the okoye brothers in jos dey all played football together dude is almost 32 rubbish

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thtz nt a good 1....blues 4 life..

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 14:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Your title should have been "MIKEL OBI SET TO END HIS CAREER BY LEAVING CHELSEA FOR GALA"

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:00 , Blogger oprahruthie said...

    Its his career,if I decide 2 live union homes 4 diamond,its my decision!!its his life••all d best 2 d young player!!!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    O yea, Linda am first to comment.Is good for him. got to move on.too bad to stay in a place 4 a long time. o no, certainly not at his age.It's Beter to leave when the ovation is still loud

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    with this move my brother, you are going out of sight and out of hearing. Good luck sha

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh mikel obi I love u, not cos of ur money but just love u. :)

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He has won almost everytn in Chelsea n I think its time 2 move on b4 Mourinho start 2 bench him

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:15 , Blogger Anucha genesis said...

    ya nd c if he wuld score

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    not a good idea

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda you don't understand.. They are offloading him. He's not needed at Chelsea anymore. All he's tryn to do is make it look like he left Chelsea intentionally.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda, follow the money. If they had offered him twice what he's currently getting at Chelsea, why not if not? One cannot play football forever, you know.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:28 , Blogger MY TURN said...

    He's still young let him go ahead and explore the world. Nice one Mikel!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ItS best 4 him afta all na bencher him be 4 chelsea mke we c if him go shine 4 dere abi wetin u fink lindodo?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The new coach is not a friend.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ Linda, I tink ur sign-out should be "Mikel leaving Chelsea for Galatasaray is not a bad idea, is it? What else has he not won in Chelsea? Here is a cash spending club knocking and Mikel being an Igbo man should not think twice.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:39 , Blogger ell rahman said...

    hmmmm that's a big question ooooh

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:41 , Blogger HighJ Udeh said...

    wow!good for him..

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:46 , Anonymous Agama said...

    For the money involved, it is a very good idea. He is still young. I can bet he will still come back to England and play football before retires.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    who cares??? 2 goals in all competitions in 7 years.....plus if he's 26 then i'm 16.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:53 , Anonymous e bonto said...

    Mikel,pls don't make d mistake Drogba made. How can u take advice from Drogbo who is in a fix now?Mikel look b4 u leap!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 15:54 , Anonymous gistyinka blog said...

    no lele man...

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's fucked

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mikel na short-one for chelsea jor.hin know say morinho go dispose am that is why hin won flee before them throw am away.For all this years hin nor improve.go sleep.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:07 , Blogger Chiedozie Dibiagwu said...

    No the idea isn't good. He is the only nigerian playing in a big team and at the highest level and this is coming at the wrong time nowing that we need more of his likes at the big stage

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:07 , Anonymous Romeo Royce said...

    Its a very bad Idea..

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pls oh mikel don't go

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:13 , Blogger odobo grace said...

    I bleed blue but i came to love chelsea when he and jose came on board. If u feel going there means a lot to u, fine! U will be greatly missed.But u can't compare chelsea and galatasaray.
    Come on dude, d sky is blue

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mikel na short-one for chelsea jor.hin know say morinho go dispose am that is why hin won flee before them throw am away.For all this years hin nor improve.go sleep.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i DONT WANT THIS GUY TO LEAVE CHELSEA. AM A HUGE FAN.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mikel na short-one for chelsea jor.hin know say morinho go dispose am that is why hin won flee before them throw am away.For all this years hin nor improve.go sleep.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:17 , Anonymous Yemisi O said...

    Why not? He should have ages ago. Do you know how long he sat on the bench for. When he went to chelsea he had offer at the same time to go to ManU. How many tropgies did he win chelsea? About time jo.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na for him pocket all the money dey go so that one no concern you linder or me.Next !

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:25 , Anonymous SomebodySpecial said...

    This is a bad move for Mikel. You just signed a five years deal with Chelsea in December and nor you want to move to Turkey? All the best. Mikel's biggest mistake was allowing his manager to talk him out of signing for Man United.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mikel and Chelsea deny the quotes oo!!!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    At 26 and moving to Turkey, that will probably be it for him! He asked Drogba, Drogba is 34, he has reached his prime! People move from Galatasaray to Chelsea not the other way around! Poor management is really aiming to destroy this young man's career!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its all abt d pay Linkoko... Tho I kw say u dey reject a lot of offers!
    ~D great anonymous!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wrong move. the move will kill his career. He should only move to Galatasaray if he's planning on retiring soon.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:38 , Anonymous amajessy234 said...

    It's definitely not, but what can I say? Change is the only permanent thing that life has to offer.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:44 , Blogger FJD said...

    Massive move...good job ..rather than killing your career on the bench..Mikel has improved so much over the years and that was what Uncle Jose wanted for him.. Good boi..

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Career don they end be that!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 16:48 , Blogger Oluyomi Odukoya said...

    Well, with the coming of the special one, I think it's a good move for him.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fresh Boi...u don make enuf money!

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U don mk enuf Money..!!,na y u come shun innocent 4 london?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The End for mikel..I neva liked d guy sef..he isn't talented..worst chelsea player..let him go and end his career with drogba n co..26 yrs?? Mikel is more than 30 I think 33 sef............THE DON

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:08 , Anonymous emeka u said...

    Wrong move....ur career don dey end be that....so sori

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:21 , Blogger tony okoh said...

    Well Mikel said is a lie he didnt make any comment like leaving chelsea Fc.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:24 , Blogger tony okoh said...

    Well Mikel said is a lie he didnt make any comment like leaving chelsea Fc.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ anon 5:03 the Don abi wetin u call urself where u don play ball reach why u hating on mikel I think u just dey fraustrated instead of u to wish him a successful career @ Galatasaray u just open dat ur crocodile mouth talking rubbish abeg go kiss lion jaaare *Hater*

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Love u plenty mikel......u shuld move oh hmmm , special one is back n NO 4 benching things.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 17:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cheap idea...ah dnt Buy Cheap Stuffz

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 18:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He won 1 premier league trophy.1 Carling cup,4 FA cups,1 champions league and 1 europa cup! Ure an arrant fool n a disgusting Manure hater! Don't allow hatred to make you ignorant

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 18:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    United forged his signature and the man who did it is rotting in jail now.Mikel waz never interested and hates united now as ever for tanishing his name just because he is black

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 18:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mikel is a bench warmer at Chelsea already...so this move just shows that his career is on a DECLINE..........

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 18:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda i wonder who you expect to answer this question, when u saw dat he asked Drogba and he said its a good move, who am i to think otherwise!!!! next gist biko

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 18:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    linda, mikel nd chelsea denied dx newz oo.

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 20:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That na comment? Oshi

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 20:09 , Anonymous nenye said...

    "Lol"Football age

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 20:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sharrrrap! Must u fill the blog with ur lousy comment?

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 20:11 , Blogger Joseph William said...

    Lindy my poi don deny am oh :-( BTW all of una wey dey say na bad move una stewpid oh! Gala dey play for Ucl every season, turkish league big, and dem wan try to win Ucl sef drogba, yilmaz, schnieder, +mikel wit these players dem fit conquer europe make una think b4 una comment

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 20:19 , Blogger Joseph William said...

    Erm, chelsea don offer ramires to napoli as part of their cavani bid, dat means jose doesn't fancy ramires, next, chelsea want to sell david luiz, + chelsea is not trying to sign an Dm so it is obvious dat mou likes mikel nd wants him to stay @t ikeja under brigde sori stamford brigde

     
  • At 20 June 2013 at 22:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sharrap! Wot do u knw?

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 00:05 , Blogger EDDIE~SYFAR said...

    It is a fantastic idea cus he will be an important player for them

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 02:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    u were advertised 2 d world by playn 4 chelsea nw u're leaving, well datz nt a bad idea bt i implore u 2 av a 2nd thought

     
  • At 25 June 2013 at 14:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mikel should leave chelsea and try other club.the young man has been playing with fear in chelsea.he can perform very well in other club.mikel should go to another club but hope to watch his game in turkey.























































































     

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