Real Madrid Football Club is reportedly lining up a bid for Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, ESPN FC reports. Although, the 28-year-old has just two years left on his current contract, Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb claims that Real Madrid have emerged as surprise front-runners to sign him on board.
According to the report:
“John Obi Mikel was once rated so highly that Chelsea and Manchester United fought a bitter battle over the midfielder’s future. Unfortunately for the Blues and Mikel, he never really fulfilled his potential, yet has become a solid squad option for Jose Mourinho.”