John Obi Mikel Announces Move from Chelsea to Tianjin TEDA FC in China
He is the latest star to head to the Chinese Super League, after the high-profile signings of Chelsea team-mate Oscar by Shanghai SIPG and Carlos Tevez by Shanghai Shenhua in recent weeks.
A crowd favorite at Chelsea for so many years, and a faithful servant to the Blues, the midfielder confirmed his departure in an emotional message “to my Chelsea family” on Twitter.
A letter to my Chelsea family. 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/FhcUyq3iaV
— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) January 6, 2017