Mikel quiet on transfer row
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Obi Mikel showed exactly why Man Utd and Chelsea are battling for him.John Obi Mikel is keeping quiet about his transfer saga involving Chelsea and Manchester United, after impressing for Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations.
The 18-year-old midfielder showed exactly why the two Premiership giants are battling it out for his signature with a superb display for his country.
Mikel came off the bench to score one and create another in Nigeria's 2-0 win over Zimbabwe on Friday, and more displays like that one will see the clammer for his signature heighten.
The player himself is keeping quiet on his transfer situation, saying that he is just happy to be representing The Super Eagles.
"I'm very happy I came on in the second half; I thank the coach for giving me a chance to prove myself," said Mikel.
"About my transfer, I don't want to say anything.
"I'm playing with Nigeria's seniors now. This was my first goal and I'm very happy."