Nigerian midfield John Obi Mikel has signed a new long-term deal at Chelsea
Last Updated: December 5, 2012 9:31pm
John Obi Mikel: New long-term deal at Chelsea
Chelsea have announced that John Obi Mikel has signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old Nigerian midfielder committed his future to the European champions until 2017, after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal.
Mikel has made 261 appearances during his time at the club, scoring twice, and has won the Premier League once, the FA Cup four times, the League Cup, and the Champions League.
"Chelsea seems like my home now because I have been here for over six years and I enjoy my time here," he told the club's website.
"I come into the training ground every day to work and I value my time there. I am happy and want to keep going and win trophies for this club.
"I have basically won everything with Chelsea and those years have been really special for me, winning trophies with big names like Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard who have had very long Chelsea careers.
"Last season to win the Champions League was even more special and I hope these next five years will bring even more success and I can win trophies with the new players we have here.
"Being 25 I think I am now hitting my peak but as a player you want to improve every day and there is still room for that. I want to learn from the players and the manager and I just want to keep going."
Mikel joined Chelsea in the summer of 2006 from Norwegian side after controversially pulling out of a move to Manchester United, and the deal was only finalised after the Blues paid a significant fee to their rivals to finalise the move.
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