John Obi Mikel Finally Gets British Passport

Published: January 19, 2015
John Obi Mikel Finally Gets British PassportSuper Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel will no longer count as a foreigner on the Chelsea roster, as he was issued a British Passport last week.

The defensive midfielder has played nonstop in the English Premier League in the last eight years.

“Mikel was issued a British passport last week, and he is very happy to be in the possession of the passport,” a representative of the Super Eagles star told
“That’s very good news because he will no longer be counted as a foreign player in the Chelsea squad.
“All the obstacles that would have prevented him playing in Europe have been eliminated, especially in Italy.
“Mikel is not leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window. He will only think about his future at the end of this season.”

27 - year - old Mikel joined Chelsea from Lyn Oslo of Norway in 2006.

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