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“I Have No Regret about Picking Chelsea Over Manchester United Despite Signing A Pre Contract” – Mikel Obi Claims

John Obi Mikel, a retired Nigerian footballer, has finally said why he broke his pre-contract with Manchester United and joined Chelsea instead in 2006. Mikel Obi was only 17 years old when he impressed Sir Alex Ferguson, who wanted the Nigerian to join the English giant’s Manchester United.

But Chelsea made him a late offer, so he left for London and signed with the Blues. He says it was the best choice he ever made.

But Chelsea made him a late offer, so he left for London and signed with the Blues. He says it was the best choice he ever made.

Mikel told BBC Sport Africa, “I don’t regret any choice I made because I liked everything I did at Chelsea. It was the best choice I’ve ever made in my life.”

“When I was 17, I signed a pre-contract with Manchester United. If you’re a kid and Sir Alex Ferguson is standing right in front of you with the contract, you’ll be tempted.”

Mikel Obi had a very successful career at Chelsea, where he won two English Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and three FA Cups. He played for Chelsea for eleven years before leaving to play for Tianjin Teda in China.

John Obi Mikel says he is giving up football. Ghnewsfile reported earlier that former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has decided to quit football after 20 years of being one of the best African midfielders of all time.

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The Chelsea legend posted the news on his official Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, September 27. The Nigerian thanked everyone who had helped him in his career as a football player. Obi Mikel is retiring at the age of 35 as a hero, having won honors for both his clubs and his country. He was one of the players on the Super Eagles team that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

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