Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has confirmed that he is in talks with Botafogo about a possible move to the Rio de Janeiro club.

Botafogo began sounding out the Nigerian’s representatives last month after aborting a pursuit of former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

“Yes there has been interest and yes there have been negotiations,” Mikel told ESPN.


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

Mikel, 32, is a free agent after parting ways with Turkey’s Trabzonspor last month.

Botafogo have already made one marquee signing this year, with Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda joining on a free transfer in January.

Brazil’s major football competitions have been suspended since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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