Barring a last minute change, Super Eagles midfielder Mikel John Obi will return to England to play football.
Mikel who has spent the last two years in China with Tianjin TEDA, has undergone medicals at Championship side Middlesbrough ahead of a short-term move.
According to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old has had his medicals at Middlesbrough ahead of a short-term move to join Tony Pulis’ side.
Since ending his season with Tianjin TEDA in December 2018, Mikel has been considering a slew of offers in Europe.
But the former Chelsea star was desperate to return to England where he still has a home and turned down offers from Roma and Wolfsburg to sign for Middlesbrough.
Mikel will be looking to aid Middlesbrough who are currently fifth on the Championship table to continue their push for promotion.
It’s a return to England where he spent 11 years with Chelsea.
Mikel will now look to get in Pulis’ side and get himself in contention to be in the Super Eagles squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The midfielder has not played with the Super Eagles since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.