Mikel confirms Botafogo interest

Ex-Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has confirmed interest from Brazilian side Botafogo, but is yet to make a decision.

A decision is expected to be reached between the club and player after an end to the coronavirus.

It is claimed that the club have made an offer of 18 months to the player worth $2m.

The former Chelsea midfielder has confirmed that he is speaking with the Brazilian club with a view to joining them in the summer.

“Yes, there has been an interest and yes there have been negotiations,” the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner told ESPN.


“But I don’t know yet. I am still thinking about it, not sure yet.”

Mikel last featured for Turkish side Trabzonspor after his contract was mutually terminated after voicing his disagreement with Turkish football authorities over playing football amidst the coronavirus outbreak.