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Mikel Obi extends Stoke City contract by one year

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Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is set to stay at Stoke City for another one year after he penned a contract extension.

The club on Tuesday confirmed that the midfielder has agreed to a new one-year contract extension, furthering his stay till the summer of 2022.

Mikel, a former Chelsea star, linked up with Stoke City last summer after severing ties with Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent.

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Since his arrival at the Potters, Mikel played 41 times in all competitions in the 2020/21 season.

“Contract extensions have been activated to retain the services of defender James Chester and midfielder John Obi Mikel,” reads a statement on the club website.

Mikel, 34, was a regular captain for Stoke City during the just-concluded season that saw them finish 14th on the 22-team Championship table.

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