Do not go China to play football - Mikel Obi advices young footballers

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John Obi Mikel, the Super Eagles Captain has advised players under the age of 30 to think twice before they consider an offer from Chinese clubs that they shouldn't be tempted by the money.

After only two years in China, Mikel mutually terminated his contract with Tianjin Teda in the winter transfer market, citing the need to be closer to his family as the reason for his decision, before penning a short-term deal with Middlesbrough.

Mikel Obi to young footballers

”My advice to anyone thinking about going has a long think about it, you have to go at the right time,”

I certainly wouldn’t say to anyone under the age of 30 to go there, they will regret it if they do”.
“It’s worth doing for a couple of years if only to learn a different culture, to give yourself an experience that takes you out of your comfort zone, but do not be tempted by the money if you are young".

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