Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel's contract at English Championship side, Middlesbrough, has ended.
On Sunday, the Nigerian International played his last match for English Championship side, Middlesbrough following the expiration of his short-term deal in the 2019 winter transfer window.
The 31-year-old who was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin TEDA is keeping his options open as he looks ahead to the future – but has hinted that he wants to play at the top level again after his stint in the Championship with Middlesbrough.
Asked whether he’s played his last game for Boro, Mikel said: “I don’t know, you can never say never. My contract ends and that’s why I’m saying ‘they’ (about Boro).
“If there’s a conversation, OK, fine. It’s a great club, they will find the right players and make sure next season they are in the playoffs or automatic promotion.”
“We’ll have a conversation with my people and see what comes up. I have a few options here and there, there’s a lot of options, you always have to pick the right one and the way you play and what you want to achieve,
“I still want to win trophies, I’ll go somewhere where the players, the team, the fans, the staff, want to win.”
Mikel’s appetite for titles appears insatiable after winning all the available trophies with Chelsea like the EPL, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Champions League and Europa.