Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel as been advised to quit Chelsea and make the move to Olympique Marseille by former team-mate and Blues legend Didier Drogba.
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- Mikel in advanced talks with Marseille, Rohr reveals
Mikel has fallen at out favour at the Stamford Bridge with no appearances this season since manager Antonio Conte took the reins at the west London club. But another Super Eagles player, Victor Moses as been enjoying a revived career under the Italian tactician, scoring four times and assisting a goal this season.
Drogba would rather have Mikel join his former club, Marseille despite interests from Inter Milan and Shaghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League, which have reportedly had a £100,000-a-week raise in the 29-year-old’s salary turned down.
Mikel has been told he can leave Chelsea for free in January and Marseille are strong contenders in getting his signature, and Drogba believes a move to the Ligue 1 outfit will help the Nigerian “find relevance”.
”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,” Drogba allegedly told RAC1.
”Marseille are not doing badly this season and Mikel’s experience will come in handy in helping them finish the season on a high.”
Daily Star reported that Mikel had quizzed Drogba about a move to France and Drogba is giving the nod on the transfer..