Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has urged
Mikel Obi to leave the Premier League club for
Olympique Marseille following his continued
struggles at the West London side this
Mikel has yet to play any game for Chelsea
under new manager, Antonio Conte, despite
his good form at the Rio 2016 Olympics,
where he won a bronze medal, and for the
Super Eagles under German coach, Gernot
Rohr, who has stuck to his captain.
The 29-year-old has choices aplenty in
Europe as Manchester United, Marseille, Inter
Milan and other clubs want him while clubs in
China also want his services.
Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua are reported to have offered him a £170,000-a-week deal while Marseille, who are currently struggling in the Ligue 1, would like to have him for £70,000 a week.
Former Nigeria international Nwosu and Drogba, Mikel’s former teammate at Chelsea, have advised the Nigeria captain to leave the Blues and consider the offer tabled by the French club.
Drogba believes a move to France will help
Mikel stay close to his family as opposed to a
move to China.
“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 was quoted as saying
“Marseille are not doing badly this season and
Mikel’s experience will come in handy in helping them finish the season on a high.”
And Nwosu said Mikel will find the French league good enough since he still has more years ahead of him.