Mikel saga continues
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tom Erik Jorgensen has offered his opinion on the John Obi Mikel transfer row.
Lyn Oslo kit manager Tom Erik Jorgensen has offered his opinion on the John Obi Mikel transfer row.
Jorgensen, like agent Dan Fletcher, claims the Nigerian midfielder is happy to join Manchester United but is being pushed into heading for Chelsea.
Even though Mikel has appeared on Sky Sports News stressing he is no longer keen on a move to Old Trafford, soon after arriving in London to stay at a hotel in the English capital, Jorgensen has indicated that this is not the player's true opinion.
"I stayed at the hotel with him," Jorgensen told TV2 Sport.
"He came and told me that he had talked to [agent] John Shittu on the phone and that people in the background had threatened his life.
"He was happy for the transfer to United. He said that they were good at developing talent and, therefore, it could be better to join them.
"He was relaxed the days after the transfer.
"Therefore, it feels comical for me to hear what he has said on the television."
The transfer saga shows no signs of being settled with United and Chelsea fighting out for the services of the hugely promising African.
United have appealed to the authorities over the matter as they already have a signed document from the player and Lyn and believe they have beaten Chelsea to the capture of the midfield prodigy.