April 16, 2024
I Didn’t Want To Join Man Utd, Says Mikel Obi On Infamous Transfer Saga
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I Didn’t Want To Join Man Utd, Says Mikel Obi On Infamous Transfer Saga

Former Chelsea player, John Obi Mikel has opened up about his infamous transfer saga involving Chelsea and Manchester United.

He was involved in a transfer battle between the two English sides shortly before the 2005 Under-20 Youth Championship, where he was voted as the second-best player of the tournament.

In an interview with TalkSPORT, Mikel says he never wanted to join Manchester United, despite meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson, who was United’s manager at the time.

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Speaking further, Mikel said the presence of African players was a reason he chose Chelsea, and he wanted a place where he could create his own history.

After the transfer saga, Mikel officially joined Chelsea on June 2, 2006, after the West London side reached an agreement to pay Manchester United £12 million and Lyn £4 million.

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